Location: Lennox and Addington County N 44.16916 W -76.70354
In front of Amherst Island Public School, 5955 Front Road.
This memorial on Amherst Island, honours the men from this island who died fighting for our country in the World Wars and the Boer War. To visit this scenic island, you must take a ferry from Millhaven to Stella, operated by Loyalist Township. The area surrounding the memorial was overgrown at the time of my visit, this was most likely due to the Covid-19 crisis which had many services suspended during the summer of 2020. Perhaps when the school is allowed to open once again, the grounds will be better tended. The island is inhabited by 450 year round residents and that figure will double during the summer months when the cottagers move in around the shoreline. Inland the island is mostly rural, with farms taking up most of the land use. It is also home to extensive wildlife areas for migratory birds. This island is well worth visiting to get away from the crowds of the mainland, the roads here tend to be almost deserted and there is lots to see for the intrepid explorer. Please stop to visit this humble cenotaph and pay your respects to those who gave their lives for freedom.
THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
1st WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918
2nd WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945