The Last Post Fund National Field of Honour reflects a tradition of military cemeteries in its uniform arrangement, the orderly placement of the graves, its monuments and its axial plan, all of which typify such principles as the equality of soldiers in death, military comradeship and discipline and perpetual remembrance. It constitutes a place of remembrance dedicated to the men and women who served under the colours, evoking some two hundred years of Canadian military history.
Opened in 1930, this unique and beautiful cemetery was designated as a National Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 2009, the centennial year of the Last Post Fund.
The National Field of Honour is the only Canadian cemetery solely reserved for military and their immediate family members as well as any police force members who served on any international mission and their immediate family members. The cemetery was created when the need arose for a burial ground not only for the military, but for their spouses or an immediate relative wishing to rest beside them.
The rules of the cemetery permit burial of Veterans without means and of those who, although able to pay for their burial, wish to lie among their comrades. At the National Field of Honour, Generals lie beside Privates, Victoria Cross recipients beside those without medals, the well-to-do beside ex-service men and women who died penniless.
The National Field of Honour is administered by the Quebec Branch of the Last Post Fund. It represents is a permanent memorial of gratitude to Canadian and Allied Veterans who served their country. Overlooking Lake St. Louis, its entrance is signaled by an impressive Gate of Remembrance and a Memorial Chapel facing the Cross of Sacrifice.
The Gate of Remembrance
To meet a growing need for Veterans and their spouses, a 12-unit Columbarium offering a choice of over 800 exterior niches for urns, was opened in 2005. It offers an additional option to traditional burials
The 12-Unit Columbarium