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Glenwood seeks help to identify veteran’s grave sites

Trevor Jones, of Terra Vista Landscaping, was thanked by Glenwood Cemetery Board Chair Sandra Latchford for the design and installation of the new memorial walkway at Glenwood Cemetery. Engraved memorial bricks were placed in a soldier’s walk pattern within the current pathway to the Cook Fountain and Columbarium. At the opening were: Peter Proctor, Barb Proctor, Robert Bird, Rod de Courcy Ireland, Latchford, Lloyd Greene, Janet Greene, Jones, Dave Smythe, Lorraine Smythe, Ed Riley, Judith Zelmanovits, Robert Schroen and Peter Lockyer. -Peggy deWitt photo

Help identify veteran’s grave sites

Glenwood Cemetery asks families and friends of Canadian Armed Forces veterans buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton to help identify any grave sites in the cemetery which are not identified as veterans.
The first Veterans’ Day ceremony was held in September at the beginning of Legion Week in partnership with Branch No. 78 The Royal Canadian Legion and No. 415 Prince Edward County Wing of the Air Force Association of Canada to honour and pay tribute to the individuals who served in the Canadian Armed Forces and whose final resting place is in Glenwood Cemetery.
The historic Glenwood cemetery, a 62-acre property in the center of Picton, is the final resting place for more than 16,000 people – including about 200 veterans – who have helped shape the rich history of Prince Edward County. Among the many veterans who died in the service of their country are six British airmen who perished while undergoing training at the RAF No. 31 Bombing and Gunnery School. This base overlooking Picton was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and graduated hundreds of aircrew from many countries during the Second World War.
The Veteran’s Day ceremony was held at the foot of the Veterans’ plot where Legion Padre Stan Whitehouse (retired) dedicated wreaths and poppies that Legion members and the public  placed, along with Canadian flags, on the veterans’ graves in the veterans’ section of Glenwood Cemetery and throughout the property. A wreath was also placed at the cenotaph in downtown Picton.
The Second Annual Veterans Day is to be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 – the final day of Legion Week.
Glenwood Cemetery’s Board of Directors would like to recognize and pay tribute to each and every man and woman who served. Anybody who can help in identifying the grave sites of veterans in Glenwood Cemetery which aren’t marked, can contact Glenwood by post or email: 47 Ferguson Street, Picton Ontario K0K 2T0; or email info@glenwoodcemetery.ca

Canadian flags and poppies were placed on graves during the first Veteran's Day service at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Peggy deWitt photo

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