To commemorate Remembrance Day, more than 500 memorial markers will be placed on the front lawn of the Wellington County Museum and Archives. Each marker will bear a name, honouring Wellington County’s fallen from the First World War, the Second World War, Korea, and Afghanistan.
Two events will be held at the Museum in November:
On November 3, beginning at 10:30 am, Royal Canadian Legion Members will read the names of each of the fallen from Wellington County at the Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony will take place outdoors on the front lawn of the Wellington County Museum and Archives, followed by a reception with light refreshments.
On November 10, beginning at 5:30 pm, a remembrance candle will be placed at each memorial markers as a tribute to the fallen from Wellington County. Candles will be provided by the Museum and will remain lit until November 12, burning throughout Remembrance Day, November 11.
“We hope as many people as possible will join us for both remembrance events,” said Activity Programmer Kyle Smith. “For those unable to join us in person, we have a Wellington County Remembers Database, launched in 2020, available on our website. The database brings the names on the markers to life through photographs, letters, attestation papers, and service records.”
The Wellington County Remembers Database is available at www.wellington.ca/LestWeForget. For more information about the Museum’s Remembrance Day activities, visit www.wellington.ca/museum.