The sombre Bridge of Remembrance anchors the base of City Mall and reaches across the Avon River. It commemorates the sacrifice of New Zealand soldiers in the wars of the last century. Erected in 1923 to mark Canterbury's losses in the campaigns of the First World War, plaques subsequently added to the monument recall the soldiers who served in subsequent conflicts, from the Second World War to Korea and Vietnam. The inscription beneath the arches, from Shakespeare's Ophelia--"There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance"--adds poignancy to this official monument.
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