Saturday, 2 July 2016

Tweed



Location:  Hastings County   N 44 28.392  W 77 18.500
In Tweed Memorial Park, east side of Victoria Street S (Highway 37), at the south end of town.
 

The Memorial Park in Tweed is host to two beautiful memorials.
The first and more traditional is the standard granite cenotaph dedicated to those who gave their lives in the two World Wars.  The names of the men lost are engraved in the base of the memorial, and the Korean War is also recognized, although no local men where lost in that war.
The second and most recent memorial is dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.  The statue is that of a baying wolf, carved from local white marlbe, mounted on a base of granite.  The statue was carved and donated by Paul E. Shier, a noted local carver.  This memorial was made even more touching during my visit, by the photos and remembrance of a local soldier and hero, Pte. Micheal Bruce Freeman, who was killed in Afghanistan on December 26th, 2008 by a roadside bomb.  A fitting reminder that our local heroes are still paying the price for our freedom, one hundred years after the Great War.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 428 sponsors both of these memorials and leads the community in honouring our fallen soldiers and all those who have served.
 




Marker text:
Cenotaph:
1914-1918      1939-1945

DEDICATED TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE MEMORY
OF OUR CITIZENS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE
OF OUR COUNTRY

THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOREVERMORE

WORLD WAR I     1914 - 1918
PTE. PERCY BEAUMONT
DVR. FORD ELLIOTT
SGT. PERCY GODFREY
PTE. ARCHIE GREER
PTE. WILLIAM HENNESSY
BRUCE KELLER
LAWRENCE E. MAGERT
RICHARD P. MARLIN
PTE. CHESTER D. McCONNELL

PTE. JOHN NOLAN
PTE. FRANK ORR
LT. HARRY RATH   DFC.
PTE. CHARLES A. SHAW
CAPT. LUTHER SILLS   MD
PTE. HARMON SIMMONS
KEN E. SOMERVILLE
PTE. HARRY VILLENEUVE
PTE. JAMES WOODCOCK


WORLD WAR II     1939 - 1945
PTE. JEROME ALLORE
PTE. EUGENE CASSIBO
PTE. OAKLEY CASSIBO
PTE. TEDDY DREW
CPL. ROSS DUGGAN
SGT. FRANK KEILTY
GNR. C.D. KLEINSTEUBER
PTE. THOMAS L. LATON
CAPT. DON McCREA

SPR. C.C. RASHOTTE
PTE. L. RASHOTTE
TPR. R.M. RASHOTTE
SGT. BERT REYNOLDS
PTE. EDWARD THOMPSON
PTE. ORVIL THOMPSON
PTE. TEDDY THOMPSON
CAPT. DONALD B. WHYTOCK
SGT. M. WILSON

KOREAN WAR
1950      1953
 
 
 



 
Afghanistan memorial:
"LEST WE FORGET"
CANADA'S SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN
2002 - 20011

This memorial is erected to honour
Canada's soldiers who gave their lives in
the service of peace in Afghanistan

The sculpture of "The Guardian"
was rendered by Paul E. Shier
who generously presented it to the
Municipality of Tweed to stand as a
reminder to all Canadians of the
sacrifice made by members
of the Canadian Forces.
 
 




















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