Passing The Torch

Mural #38

Mural #38 — Passing the Torch5.5M X 3M  (18’ X 10’)  Royal Canadian Legion, Chemainus Rd.
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Artist: Cim MacDonald

Painted in 2006.

This highly symbolic mural features two WWII veterans passing the torch to the younger generation. Passing the torch is from the poem, “In Flanders Fields”, written by John McRae in 1915.

The poppy in the background is a reminder of the poppies which grew in the disturbed earth of the battlegrounds and cemeteries of Flanders and thus became a symbol of Remembrance Day.

“Lest We Forget”, from “Recessional”, written by Rudyard Kipling in 1897, has become popular as a plea not to forget past sacrifices.

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