Winnipeg’s Brookside Cemetery was designated a National Historic Site by Parks Canada making it the 24th National Historic Site recognized in Winnipeg.
Brookside Cemetery was established in 1878 and is the final resting place for more tan 100,000 people including more than 10,000 military service members.
“As one of the largest and most important veteran burial sites in Canada, Brookside Cemetery is very deserving of the distinction of being a National Historic Site,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham. “The Field of Honour at Brookside Cemetery is a resting place to over 10,000 of our veterans. It has long been a respected and honoured place where we remember the sacrifices of those who have served. I would like to thank the City’s Public Service for their efforts in pursuing this designation, and encourage all Canadians to learn more about the importance of Brookside Cemetery and its Field of Honour.”
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