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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Grey Roots Unveils Monument to Honour Local World War I Soldiers

Owen Sound | by Cody Misner  

It is located at a central point of the museum's Moreston Heritage Village.

Just over a week before Remembrance Day,  Grey Roots Museum Unveiled a Monument Honouring local men and women who served during the First World War.

A ceremony to unveil the monument was held at the museum on Saturday were members of the community, local legion members, local members of government and members of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters were in attendance.  

It is located at a central point of the museums Moreston Heritage Village.  

According to the museum, the monument recognizes three local units, The 31st Grey Regiment, the 147th and the 248th Battalions.  

Thousands of local citizens went overseas with these units.

In a press release the museum says "With no remaining veterans from the First World War, it is important to find other meaningful ways to educate us how WW1 shaped the development of our country."

2019 marks the 101st anniversary of the end of the First World War.  


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