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