This plane currently resides in the parking lot of the Legion.
Cenotaph at City Hall
Originally set in the centre of the Galt Gardens, the Cenotaph was dedicated in a ceremony on June 7, 1931.
Eternal Flame-Mountain View Cemetery
The Eternal Flame (once called the Immortal Flame) burns at the northern entrance to Mountain View Cemetery.
Field of Honour, Block 4
Field of Honour, Block 16
Field of Honour, Block 30
Gates of IODE Field of Honour
Located in Mountain View Cemetery.
General Stewart Residence
Located at the east end of Henderson Lake Park.
I Am The Cenotaph
Located at the front of the Genevieve E. Yates Memorial Centre at 1002 4 Avenue South, is the Blair McMurren poen, “I Am The Cenotaph.'“ It is memorialized on this plaque between the flag poles south of the Cenotaph.
Oddfellows Masonry Sculpture
Oddfellows Masonry Plaque
Opening of Royal Canadian Legion
Plaque commemorating the opening of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Stewart Branch at 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South.
Located on the south side of the Dieppe Hall on 5 Avenue South are three panels that together spell out “We Will Remember Them.”
The First Special Service Force
Located at the Lethbridge Tourism Parking Lot at the corner of Scenic Drive South and Mayor Magrath Drive South.
Vimy Ridge Armoury
Located at Kenyon Field, Lethbridge County Airport.
Women and the War Effort
Plaque located at City Hall
Women at War, Oddfellows Masonry Sculpture
Plaque located at City Hall.
First World War Detention Camp
Located at Exhibition Park
Second World War Prisoner of War Camp
WWII POW Camp
Shackleford Industrial Park
During the Second World War, over 13,000 German soldiers who were captured during the war were sent to Lethbridge as prisoners. In order to house them, a camp was built where the industrial park is today. This was the largest Prisoner of War camp in Canada and was known as Camp 133. The camp operated from 1942 to 1946.
The prisoner of war camp was a city onto itself with huts, two large recreation halls that could each hold 5000 people, kitchens, showers, a theatre, library and much more. The size of the camp was just over 1 mile square.
With so many men signed up as soldiers, southern Alberta needed people to work on the farms. Some German soldiers worked on local farms and traded farm labour for extra canteen privileges. The prisoners who worked on the farms had to volunteer for the work.
At the end of the war, all of the prisoners were sent back to Germany. Approximately 10% of the German Prisoners of War (3000-4000 men) moved back to Canada. Some said they were better treated in Canada as prisoners than they had been treated in Germany as soldiers. Furthermore, German’s economy was destroyed by the war and there were few opportunities so many looked to Canada as a place to find jobs and a better future.
While for the most part life in the camp was peaceful, there were escape attempts (these men were usually caught quickly) and it had to always be remembered that these were enemy soldiers. It was necessary, of course, to have guards at the camp. The camp was guarded by members of the Veterans’ Guard of Canada.
Many of the Veterans’ Guard had been soldiers in the First World War and many had been in German prisoner of war camps. They knew how to maintain a camp. This experience was important because the prisoners greatly outnumbered the guards.