Crowds gather ahead of funeral for Canadian soldier killed in Ottawa
Soldiers escort the coffin during the funeral procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ontario October 28, 2014. Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, was one of two soldiers killed in a pair of attacks police said were carried out independently by radical recent converts to Islam at a time when Canada's military is stepping up its involvement in air strikes against Islamic State militants in the Middle East. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW OBITUARY)
The Canadian Memorial Statue (2001) was erected by Canadian Veterans of the Korean War. The memorial statue consists of two children being carried by a soldier; each child is holding 21 hibiscus and maple leaves represent the 21 Canadian MIAs in the war. The name of the each fallen Canadian soldier is placed at the base of the memorial along with epitaph “We will never forget you brave sons of Canada”.