Image Gallery /the peacekeeper monument
Resolution 2272 x 1704
Album Living in Ottawa
Tags Politics, Statues & Monuments
Speed 1/640
Aperture 128/32
Date 3 Aug 2003, 3:59 p.m.

this is the inscription on the peacekeeper monument, found on sussex ave, adjacent to the american embassy (go figure). the words on it were spoken by then prime minister lester b Pearson, one of my favourite Canadian leaders who among other things, developed star trek's "prime directive", though he didn't know it at the time.

the inscription is as follows:

we need action not only to end the fighting but to make the peace... my own government would be glad to recommend Canadian participation in such a United nations force, a truly international peace and police force
-- lester b. Pearson, november 2, 1956.


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