5.5M X 3M (18’ X 10’) Royal Canadian Legion, Chemainus Rd.
Artist: Cim MacDonald
Painted in 2006.
This highly symbolic mural features two Second World War veterans passing the torch to the younger generation. Passing the torch is from the poem, In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae 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.