Boer War Memorial - Cranbrook, BC, Canada
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N 49° 30.591 W 115° 46.030
11U E 589247 N 5484866
Quick Description: This memorial is a part of the Wall of Honour in Cranbrook's Rotary Park.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/21/2012 4:10:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMFZ7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:
The Boer War Memorial is a marble plaque inset into the concrete Wall of Honour near the centre of Rotary Park. The Wall of Honour was unveiled on November 11, 1990 to a crowd of approximately 500 people who came out to the Remembrance Day ceremonies. It was created and placed to honour the 46 men of the community who failed to return from the Boer War.

The construction of the Wall of Honor was spearheaded by the Cranbrook Firefighter Association in cooperation with the Cranbrook Royal Canadian Legion. Dave Stefanuk and Jack Walkley were singled out for their outstanding work on the project.

From the opening day ceremonies:
'In blessing the wall, Father Yaroslav Dowbush, of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Cranbrook, said the wall should act as reminder of the people who paid the price so Canadians could live in peace and freedom. "Lord, protect this country and protect men and women in the Persian Gulf that they may come back in safety," he said referring to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. "Protect this North American continent and especially British Columbia and Cranbrook." Representing the City of Cranbrook, acting Mayor Alan Gordon thanked all those who made the Wall of Honour a reality. "Our commitment to the people whose names are etched on this wall is that our community will house your Wall of Honour - with honour - and that we will write in stone lest we forget". There were also letters read from the Minister of Defence and from British Columbia Premier Vander Zalm.'
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