Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall 2014

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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oF WaR and PEacE T hey lash the fl ag fl uttering atop the Peace Tower, now at half-staff as Remembrance day dawns. They reverberate in the bass drums of the band marching down Wellington street. They lay down a sound track that is duet to a piper's lament, a bugle's weeping, a cannon's throaty roar. They seep into the bones of the thousands waiting to remember, stamping their feet for warmth behind the barriers on Elgin street, they carry errant snow- fl akes onto the berets of shivering veterans. They buffet the walls of the War Museum, moaning as if in sympathy with the strains of a choir wafting ethe- really through the cavernous expanse of lebreton Gallery inside. on november 11 the winds of war blow unabated. In commemoration of the 75 th anniversary of The Response, the national War Memorial created by Vernon March in confederation square located in the heart of downtown ottawa, canadian heritage has unveiled the 2014 Plaza bridge Photo Exhibit, which showcases 18 large-scale images until mid-october. coMe noveMber tHe ottawa windS are cold and briSk. a buFFET oF oTTaWa aTTRacTIons b y m a r k s t e v e n s Thousands gather in Ottawa to remember the fallen on Remembrance Day. sharon Matthews-stevens Fa l l 2 0 1 4 27

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