Monday, 24 November 2014
Location: Waterloo Region N 43 25.880 W 80 18.580
In front of the old Hespeler City Hall, near the corner of Queen Street E and Tannery Street.
The village of Hespeler, now part of the city of Cambridge erected a beautiful memorial to honour its lost sons. Built in 1948, this tall granite shaft is engraved with the names of the major battles of the World Wars. It has undergone recent refurbishing, and there continues to be concern over the possibility of damage to the cenotaph from local skateboarders and vandals.
The legion continues to maintain and watch over this gallant piece of history. A fitting tribute to the many men of the Hespeler region who laid down their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today, even the damaging and disrespectful ones.