On a recent trip to the Windsor, Ontario, we spent some pleasant hours strolling along the riverfront, home of the Windsor Sculpture Park. The city (where I spent my university years) is to be commended for the vibrant, people-friendly, creative and ecologically sensitive way they updated their waterfront.
We paused for a particularly long time to appreciate this monument.
Designed by a University of Windsor student, Rory O’Conner, the black granite and stainless steel monument is a replica of a monument on the beach at Dieppe. To commemorate the end of the raid of Dieppe, at 1:00 p.m. local time on August 19, the sun aligns with the maple leaf cut-out on the tower, shines through and illuminates the maple leaf on the base. The stones that form the base were collected from the beach at Dieppe.
Sure wish I could be in Windsor then to see it. May the sun shine on this moment for Dieppe.