On May 25, 2000, during a ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission turned over the casket of the “Unknown Soldier of Vimy” to Canada, which was then taken to the Hall of Honour in the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.

For three days Canadians were in invited to pay their respects to the Unknown Soldier. On May 28, 2000, the remains were transported by a horse-drawn-carriage to the National War Memorial where he was laid to rest during a celebration attended by the public and various dignitaries. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier consists of a granite sarcophagus enclosing a casket with a bronze relief sculpture that is secured to the top with stainless steel pins.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has become a place of commemoration for Canadians and a place to honour the sacrifices and lives on which our freedoms were built.

Photo: Canadian National War Memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Encyclopædia Britannica