July 1, 2020. Happy Canada Day! On July 1, a Canada Day ceremony to inaugurate a new flagpole and bench at the Tryon Cenotaph at the Tryon People’s Cemetery was attended by several members of the community, including Pieter and myself. This event was coordinated by the Tryon Women’s Institute, Tryon People’s Cemetery, and Merry Pop-Ins Childcare Centre, with funding for the flagpole and bench provided by Heritage Canada.
Three names from WW1 that are listed on the portion of the Tryon Cenotaph shown in the photo above are also listed on the Cenotaph outside the Borden-Carleton Legion. Over the years, their stories have been told in this blog:
- John Lymon WOOD (See WWI Soldier John Lyman Wood’s Connection With Acadia University and Learning About The Two Names On The Vimy Memorial)
- Percy FARROW (FARRAR (See A Trip To Bellacourt Military Cemetery)
- James Graham FARROW (See The Mariner Whose Ship Was Torpedoed In the English Channel)
Dignitaries attending today’s event included:
- The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque
- The Honourable Jamie Fox, Minister of Fisheries and Communities and MLA for District 19
- The Honourable Peter Bevan-Baker, Leader of the Official Opposition and MLA for District 17
- Reverend Doctor Karen MacLeod-Wilkie, Minister of South Shore United Church
Barb Clement was kind enough to send a short video made while ‘O Canada’ was played. See https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vLQOBYtgnnOET7gAdi88C-9Z4HHf3BQr/view?usp=sharing
Thank you to the organizers of this Canada Day event, and to Barb Clement for sharing the video. If you have a story to share about any of the names on the Tryon Cenotaph, please contact Pieter at email@example.com or comment on the blog.
© Daria Valkenburg