Artist(s): Cim MacDonald

Passing The Torch

Mural Routes Member(s): Chemainus Festival of Murals Society Completed: 2006

Dimensions: 5.5m x 3m (18’ x 10’)

Best Viewed: From in front Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 on Chemainus Road.

“Historical Series #38: Passing The Torch”

This highly symbolic mural features two Second World War veterans passing the torch to the younger generation.

Passing the torch is from the poem, In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae in 1915.

The poppy in the background is a reminder of the poppies which grew in the disturbed earth of the battlegrounds and cemeteries of Flanders and thus became a symbol of Remembrance Day.

“Lest We Forget”, from Recessional, written by Rudyard Kipling in 1897, has become popular as a plea not to forget past sacrifices.

(Please drop by the Chemainus Visitors Centre to buy your Official Mural Guide. Proceeds from the sale go to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society).

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Location: 9775 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0, Canada Get Directions