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The Procession Pathway continues east, spanning a channel of granite boulders. This bridge over rocky terrain is the Point of Contemplation, reminding visitors of the numerous Canadians who left by sea for war, never to return home. The quiet and natural garden beneath the Point of Contemplation, planted serenely at the base of the Remembrance Point peninsula, is the second stage of the Journey of Remembrance and Contemplation – De Fleurons Glorieux Memorial Garden.
Below the Point of Contemplation, the beautiful De Fleurons Glorieux Memorial Garden will rest quietly above the tides. Visitors wishing to scatter the ashes of loved ones who served in the Canadian Armed Forces may do so here, surrounded by the serenity and beauty of the Maritime coast.
Inscribed into the spot at which the ashes may be scattered down into the garden will be the message May Your Spirit Forever Keep Us Strong and Free. It is here that the ultimate thanks is given to Today’s Fallen, whose sacrifices continue to ensure our safety, strength and freedom.
Spanning the landscape on both sides of the Procession Pathway will be rows of durable, ordered markers. Inspiring us to forever promote and defend peace, the markers are a stalwart and enduring symbol of the discipline and courage of those who served and died in the Canadian Armed Forces and Merchant Navy and for those who continue to stand on guard for Our Nation and all it holds dear.
At the end of the Procession Pathway, visitors will approach a threshold of two stone entry pillars to arrive at the granite peninsula surrounded by a panoramic view of the ocean.
Facing east, visitors look in the direction of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the many battle sites, memorials and cemeteries of Europe, Africa, Asia, and beyond.
When returning from Remembrance Point, visitors will cross a symbolic bridge home across the Procession Pathway. Passing the military markers from this new perspective, visitors will recognize the undying loyalty of the Canadian people in passing on the memory of Our Fallen to future generations. This symbolic throwing of the torch will become an extension of the bond of love and respect so deeply held for Our Fallen... One that shall never be broken... Ever!