Oakville seeking names for Fallen Soldiers Memorial

Thursday, April 21, 2011 – for immediate release

Oakville seeking names for Fallen Soldiers Memorial

The Town of Oakville is currently soliciting names for a Fallen Soldiers Memorial, intended to honour and recognize military veterans from Oakville who died in the line of duty and not already recognized as part of the World War I, World War II, and Korean War memorials currently located at George’s Square Memorial and Cenotaph.

“The public commemoration to honour the life of Colonel Geoff Parker last June sparked the creation of this project,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “We want those serving our country to know that the residents of Oakville appreciate and remember their sacrifices.”

Born and raised in Oakville, Colonel Parker was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 18, 2010, when a suicide car bomber attacked the International Security Assistance Force convoy he was travelling with. He was the highest-ranking Canadian Forces soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.

A bronze commemorative plaque honouring Colonel Parker was unveiled as part of the tribute until the permanent feature at George’s Square can be designed and installed. If you have a name you would like to submit for consideration, please visit the Fallen Soldiers Memorial page to download the form. Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

The town is also reviewing and updating as required, the previously established lists for the Trafalgar Memorial and the George’s Square Veteran’s Memorial. Correction forms for these memorials can also be found on the Fallen Soldiers Memorial page.

For more information please call 905-845-6601, ext. 3148 or email jolbina@oakville.ca.

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Media contact

Janis Olbina
Manager of Park Planning and Development
Town of Oakville
Tel: 905-845-6601, ext. 3148
jolbina@oakville.ca


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Oakville seeking names for Fallen Soldiers Memorial