Location: Norfolk County N 42 51.269 W 80 29.710
On the south side of King Street (Highway 3), east of Queen Street.
This memorial is part of a large park in the heart of Delhi. At one end of the park is this memorial, while at the other end is a memorial dedicated to Hungarian refugees who fled here after the revolution against communist rule, and their thank you to Canadians for welcoming them here.
The memorial consists of a three piece granite wall that give honour to those from this district who paid the supreme sacrifice during times of war and during peacekeeping duties. The local Branch #125 of the Royal Canadian Legion is largely responsible for the upkeep of the memorial, and presided over the 2009 re-dedication which added the contributions of United Nations Peacekeepers to the cenotaph. This was done to remind local citizens that Remembrance Day is not only to pay tribute to those who fought in the Great Wars, but also of the recent service of local men and women to maintain peace throughout our nation and the world.
At the time of my visit, there where no flags flying from the decorated flagpoles. This struck me as odd, but perhaps my timing was just an unfortunate coincidence with the replacement of newer flags.
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF DELHI AND DISTRICT
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
1950 - 1953
1914 - 1918
WORLD WAR I
1939 - 1945
WORLD WAR II