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Local Korean War vets honoured


TRURO - Veterans of the Forgotten War are now being remembered with a new monument in Truro.

The monument, erected at the entrance to Victoria Park, recognizes those who served in the Korean War, which took place from June 1950 to July 1953.

Two local veterans of the war, Jim Matheson and Curtis Faulkner, led the battle for recognition.

"I'm very pleased to see this here," Matheson said Monday during the memorial's unveiling, on Korean War Veterans Day. "It took us four years to get this done, but now it's here and we got a great turnout for the unveiling. I just want to say thank you and thank goodness."

He and Faulkner had first attempted to have the Korean War recognized at the Truro Cenotaph but are very happy with the location at the park entrance.

The monument is inscribed with the names of the local men who died during the war: LT Fielding, HC Harrison, DHR MacLean, VR Weatherbee and AG Works. It states below the names that it is "Dedicated by the Town of Truro in honour of those who served and in memory of those who died."

Sackville Eastern Shore MP Peter Stoffer, official opposition critic for veterans, laid a wreath in front of the memorial and Truro Mayor Bill Mills placed a poppy on it for each of the veterans who died during the conflict.

 

 

The monument, erected at the entrance to Victoria Park, recognizes those who served in the Korean War, which took place from June 1950 to July 1953.

Two local veterans of the war, Jim Matheson and Curtis Faulkner, led the battle for recognition.

"I'm very pleased to see this here," Matheson said Monday during the memorial's unveiling, on Korean War Veterans Day. "It took us four years to get this done, but now it's here and we got a great turnout for the unveiling. I just want to say thank you and thank goodness."

He and Faulkner had first attempted to have the Korean War recognized at the Truro Cenotaph but are very happy with the location at the park entrance.

The monument is inscribed with the names of the local men who died during the war: LT Fielding, HC Harrison, DHR MacLean, VR Weatherbee and AG Works. It states below the names that it is "Dedicated by the Town of Truro in honour of those who served and in memory of those who died."

Sackville Eastern Shore MP Peter Stoffer, official opposition critic for veterans, laid a wreath in front of the memorial and Truro Mayor Bill Mills placed a poppy on it for each of the veterans who died during the conflict.

 

 

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