War Vets Honoured
Sunday, October 21, 2012 4:26 PMby
Several military vets are inducted into the Owen Sound Museum today.
The Owen Sound Museums will be honouring ten more local veterans this year.
The annual "Honouring Our Local Veterans" event takes place on Sunday at the Owen Sound Legion Branch #6.
Curator Mindy Gill says it's a milestone year as they will surpass 100 inductees.
After today's ceremony, there will be 103 plaques for local war veterans from Grey and Bruce counties.
Gill says they will also celebrate a couple of firsts this year.
Fred Wilkinson will be inducted this year, and he has just celebrated his 100th birthday.
And Gill says this year will also mark the first time they've honoured a First Nations veteran -- Wilmer Nadjiwan, best known around our region as "the Indian carver."
Each year, the Owen Sound Museum creates a plaque for each inductee and displays those at the Billy Bishop Home and Museum throughout November and December.
But Gill says this year they will try displaying them at Heritage Place Shopping Centre.
The ceremony starts at 1:15 PM, and doors open at 12:45 PM.
All of the public is welcome to attend.
(For web: The list of inductees are Paul Armstrong; Norman Barrowcliffe; Eva Daly; Arthur Lobsinger; John MacLeod; Wilmer Nadjiwon; David Porter; Ed Saunders; Wilfred Wallace; Fred Wilkinson.)