Sunday, 21 June 2015
Location: Bruce County N 44 36.847 W 81 05.076
On the south side of Highway 6, at the bend in the road.
This memorial, found in Veterans Park, has been recently re-done. Originally it consisted of a field stone stele with a granite stone depicting the names of the dead. The new memorial, dedicated in 2009 by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 282 and community donors, now has a marble stele with the same granite stone of names. The new park is much more appealing, with four accompanying flagpoles and faced with a low stone wall catching the eye of those passing by, with the words "Shallow Lake Veterans Park" in large bold letters. There are also two new plaques dedicated by those responsible for the new memorial park, to honour themselves. I have always believed it is the duty of local council and citizens to maintain these memorials without any questions or self promotion. I praise the new memorial and thank all who contributed, but the important names are those carved into stone, who died for our country.
IN MEMORY OF OUR HEROIC DEAD
1914 - 1918
DR. D. HOWES
G. MC DONALD
1939 - 1945
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Location: Niagara Region N 43 08.356 W 79 12.939
On the corner of Hastings Street and Chestnut Street.
A simple yet attractive memorial in front of the Merritton Branch 138 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
The memorial consists of a brass plaque on a stone stele, the grounds nicely manicured and flower pots on either side kept in good condition. A very nice memorial for the members of this Legion branch. The initials B.E.S.L. on the memorial stand for the British Empire Service League, an early part of the Legion. This memorial if reminiscent of the patriotic views towards to the British Empire during the World Wars.
MERRITTON BRANCH 138
CANADIAN LEGION B.E.S.L.
TO ALL EX-SERVICEMEN
WHO SERVED IN ANY OF
THE WARS OF OUR EMPIRE
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Location: Kawartha Lakes N 44 40.780 W 79 05.788
In front of the cemetery, on Lake Dalrymple Road, north of Alvar Road.
The memorial is part of the gates to the Lake Dalrymple Cemetery. It was constructed in 1986, and pays tribute to the veterans buried in this small rural cemetery. An accompanying stone bench also pays honour to one of the local men buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. Those responsible for the inscription also marked two names with "*", to indicate they were killed in action and buried overseas. So nice to see a small village remembering the sacrifice made by their veterans.
IN MEMORY OF
THE VETERANS BURIED
AT THIS CEMETERY
SERVED IN ARMED FORCES
WORLD WAR I
WORLD WAR II
DEDICATED BY MORLEY AND SANDRA GRAHAM
DAVID AND SHERENE AND FAMILY
*BURIED OVERSEAS KILLED IN ACTION
THIS VETERAN'S MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILLIP KNIGHT. PENG. O.B.E. MERCHANT MARINE VETERAN W.W.II
BURIED MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, TORONTO