Many thanks to retired Brigadier-General Fred Lewis who confirmed with the Federal government that recognition of the war in Afghanistan 2001-2014 could be placed on our Cenotaph. Terry Thake did a very professional job, as you will see next time you stop to pay your respects in Lockwood Park. Please plan on joining us for the Remembrance Day Ceremony this year.
Bundle up tomorrow morning and join in the rededication of the Cenotaph, which has been relocated to the George St entrance of Lockwood Park, beginning at 10:30 – although the choir will be singing by 1020. Remembrance Day Ceremony follows the rededication.
In 2016, Westport Village Council determined that its 2017 Sesquicentennial project would be moving the cenotaph from the fire hall parking lot to a prime location in Lockwood Memorial Field and Park. Today, under the supervision of Josh Doornekamp, the move was completed. Although there is still lots to do to get the area ready for November 11, you can already see why we felt it was important to move the cenotaph to this new location.
The park is also about to get the first phase of its playground. Mr Paul Snider, our CAO, and a group of amazing volunteers will be building the playground on Saturday. Wow!
Take a moment to come to the park. Walk a few laps on the track, sit on one of the benches and visit with friends and family and take a moment to enjoy this jewel in the middle of the village.