Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Location: N 44° 16.021 W 079° 58.791 In front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 559, At 8439 Main Street West, just outside the west gate of CFB Borden.
A stone cairn with a brass plaque sits outside the RCL in Lisle, a small village outside CFB Borden. There is a large artillery piece out front near the road.
Originally built in 1968, the Legion contracted Sgt. Vince Sullivan to construct the memorial. He had also constructed the cenotaph at Worthington Park in Base Borden. Using materials left over from the Worthington Park memorial, Sgt. Sullivan completed the work, with help from the Fraternal members of the legion, in less than one week, and free of charge.
The original memorial was built with smooth sides, but in 1995, the memorial received a facelift, which included resurfacing the base, and covering the smooth sides with colourful fieldstones.
This memorial is used for the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies, as well as other outdoor services.
IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR THIS COUNTRY