Oakville honours veterans who served after the Second World War at George’s Square dedication ceremony

Thursday, June 13, 2013 – for immediate release

Oakville honours veterans who served after the Second World War at George’s Square dedication ceremony

In honour of Oakville residents who served Canada after the Second World War, the Town of Oakville officially unveiled a new memorial wall at George’s Square today. The limestone wall addition lists the names of 26 men and women who served Canada in active, military conflicts, including Colonel Geoff Parker who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.

“The new addition continues Oakville’s tradition of honouring and recognizing those who bravely served our country in the armed forces,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “As a lasting legacy, George’s Square allows us to reflect on the men and women who fought and continue to fight for our freedom.”

The new wall complements the two existing curved limestone walls at the north and south ends of the cenotaph. The original monuments list the names of veterans who served in the First and Second World Wars, and those who died serving their country.

Research, planning and construction of the new memorial took more than two years from inception to completion, with countless hours contributed by the Oakville and Bronte Legions, historians and volunteers.

“We sincerely appreciate everyone who contacted the town with information and names for the new memorial. We are indebted to our veterans and those who continue to actively serve our country,” Mayor Burton added.

George’s Square is located on Trafalgar Road at Palmer Avenue. For more information, please visit the George’s Square page.

Media contacts:

Chris Mark
Director, Parks and Open Space
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3111
cmark@oakville.ca

Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005
jivings@oakville.ca


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Oakville honours veterans who served after the Second World War at George’s Square dedication ceremony