Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Here is a black and white photograph with all but the Golden Boy who is, of course, in gold. He is atop the Manitoba Legislature in the capital city of Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba, Canada. 

According the Manitoba Government website, he represents the Roman God Mercury or the Greek God Hermes. He represents eternal youth and the spirit of enterprise. He is a symbol of prosperity. He was installed on the dome on November 21, 1919. 

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Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Mikawoz Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Royal Newfoundland Regiment

On this day, Dominion Day or Canada Day, July 1, 1916, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment faced the German army at Beaumont-Hamel on the first day of the Battle of Somme, inflicting 90 percent casualties.

According to Wikipedia, there were a number of memorials erected by the Newfoundland government after the war. “ Four were erected in France at Beaumont-Hamel, Gueudecourt, Masnières, and Monchy-le-Preux and the fifth is Courtri/Kortrijk in Belgium.” A sixth monument stands in Bowring Park in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The memorials are all centrally identical featuring the emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment being the caribou standing atop of Newfoundland granite appearing to roar in the direction of the enemy. This photograph was taken at Beaumont-Hamel in France. We walked around the paths.

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