Throughout the British Empire, the end of the Great War began a short period of patriotic victory celebrations and a much longer period of sorrow and realization of the enormous numbers of dead and wounded. Few towns in Canada were untouched by the war, including even the smallest hamlets in rural Saskatchewan. I am personally interested in cenotaphs not only because my father was a Canadian veteran of the Second World War – with Ontario’s Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment – but because I find them interesting. Their construction reflects the attitude of the community and the designer or sculptor who created it. Some of these memorials embody the feelings of victory. Others, merely the act of Remembrance.