Cenotaph In Toronto Vandalized After Remembrance Day

“Ye broke faith with us” was spray-painted on it.

The Cenotaph at Toronto’s Old City Hall has been vandalized, a day after Remembrance Day.

In the early morning on Tuesday, photos emerged showing the Cenotaph defaced with spray-paint.

“#BREAKING: Someone has vandalized Toronto Old City Hall’s cenotaph overnight. Hundreds gathered yesterday around the cenotaph for Remembrance Day. @CP24 has a crew on scene and will provide you with the latest.”

The message in the spray-paint was “Ye Broke Faith,” a reference to In Flanders Fields:

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

Toronto Police are investigating.

 

Spencer Fernando

Photos – Twitter

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NancyW
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NancyW

Canada has run out of morals and respect, it’s lawlessness and stupidity are out of control. Shame on us. Shame on those who support this.

jim
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jim

The end times are beginning. Enjoy the ride.

NancyW
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NancyW

Gee the left who are so against fascism, or claim to be with their Antifa etc. should be standing up in droves, remembering, for our fallen military who fought bravely against fascists in the second world war. Do they really not know human history anymore or can’t read? or are these people the real haters and dividers in our country and then why are they here. You have to know real history to really Remember and think and learn from it. It is a real shame our people have no true history taught to them as well as other helpful… Read more »

BillD
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BillD

Remembrance, poppies, veterans and cenotaphs have become anathema to the extremist left, the progressives and even Liberals feel queasy about the day. Before you know it the PMs cabinet will stop wearing poppies and refuse to attend ceremonies. John Macrea will become an unperson.

William Jones
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BillD, sir, you are, unfortunately, correct. As so succinctly put by Aldous Huxley, welcome to our “Brave New World.”

Joe
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Joe

Breaking trust with the people for their own personal gains is showing in this desecration of the dead that fought for our freedoms. They would not be pleased to see what they died for in the current government welcoming all while enslaving the people with laws to quell free speech.

shawn harris
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This vandalism of such a cherished memorial by people or person(s) unknown, to declare their outrage against the social justice warriors who deceitfully attacked Don Cherry and his message of support for our military and our fallen soldiers, is itself an attack against the fallen soldiers that this memorial represents. It neither honours our war dead or helps Don Cherry, it only encourages these same social justice warriors to continue on with their political correctness and ” cancel culture”, for those they deem not worthy of either being heard or allowed a place in our so called free and democratic… Read more »