The Memorial Wall of Names will serve as a proper physical memorial where Canada's Fallen recieve equal recognition for their ultimate sacrifice. It will be a place for the next of kin, family, friends, comrades, veterans and all Canadians who are unable to travel abroad to visit the graves of the Fallen or have no known place of rest. They will be able to visit and experience the gratefulness of Canada.
Before 1970, by Canadian Law, our Fallen were buried in the countries where they died. These brave men and women volunteered unconditionally, showed their love for their country and made the greatest sacrifice.
There are over 116,000 names of our Fallen, to date, which would be included on this Memorial. Since 1885, their bodies have been buried in many seas, in seventy-three countries around the world, in over one hundred CWGC War Cemeteries, and 5,800 church graveyards. There are thousands with no identified graves, with the simple inscription "Known only to God".