National War Memorial by Faris Shewayhat (Ontario Photo Spot)

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National War Memorial - Photo by Faris Shewayhat

The National War Memorial is a stunning sculpture in the heart of Ottawa. Located at Confederation square, the 70 ft memorial stands in tribute to Canadaès fallen soldiers. The statue itself is titled “The Response” and was designed by Vernon March and first dedicated by King George VI in 1939. Today, it is one of the most magnificent sights in Ottawa, the Canadian Capital. On most days of the year, it is attended by Canadian Armed Forces sentries in full ceremonial regalia. At the foot of the sculpture is the Canadian tomb of the unknown soldier, an equally beautiful bronze addition to the memorial.

Photographers will find the memorial near the Parliament buildings, Sparks Street and the famed Chateau Laurier. Photographers will find tremendous shooting opportunities year-round at this photo location. The location is quite photogenic during the day and genuinely stunning when lit up at night.

Visiting this location on Remembrance Day (November 11) is also a fantastic sight to behold. On Remembrance Day, the National War Memorial is the location of the most significant ceremony acknowledging the sacrifices of Canadian Soldiers, Sailors and Aviators who have lost their lives in the various conflicts Canada has participated in through the decades.  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)