Monday, August 3, 2009


Canadian Volunteers of the International Brigades, Spain, 1936 - 1939. 1546 Canadians served in the MacKenzie Papineau Battalion to "defend democracy against the rise of fascism in the 1930's." Many later went on to fight in World War II.

You can go proudly. You are history. You are legend. You are the heroic example of democracy's solidarity and universality. We shall not forget you. And, when the olive tree of peace puts forth its leaves again, come back! ... All of you will find the love and gratitude of the whole Spanish people who now and in the future will cry out with all their hearts, 'Long live the heroes of the International Brigades.'

Dolores Ibarruri, "La Pasionaria"

This monument is located in Major's Hill Park on Sussex Dr.

1 comment:

patricia said...

The inscription is very, very moving!