Lantzville dedicates new cenotaph

Wreaths will be laid against Lantzville's new cenotaph next week.

Lantzville legionnaires will mark the centenary of the First World War with a dedication and wreath-laying ceremony at the community’s first cenotaph and memorial pathway.

Last year the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257 launched a campaign to raise $150,000 for the cenotaph. Until now, the rural community has had a marker to recognize veterans, but it’s on private property and hasn’t belonged to the citizens of Lantzville, according to Jim McEwan, chairman of the cenotaph committee.

The new war memorial, officially registered in Ottawa, rests in Huddlestone Park.

“We are ecstatic,” McEwan said about the completed project. “The community that has seen it, is ecstatic.”

The dedication ceremony will happen at the park Aug. 9 at 10:45 a.m. B.C.’s lieutenant governor will make a speech.


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