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Many dressed in World War I attire attended the re-dedication of the Yarmouth Cenotaph on June 9, 2023 (Acadia News Photo)

100 years later: Yarmouth Cenotaph re-dedicated

By Kevin Northup Jun 9, 2023 | 3:49 PM

100 years ago, the war memorial in downtown Yarmouth was dedicated.

A ceremony was held at the Cenotaph across from Frost Park Friday morning.

Guest speakers included Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Ken MacKillop

He said the monument is a permanent reminder of bravery and sacrifice.

“But also the enormous cost of war on this small Maritime community. That we’re standing here today and still speaking their names 100 years later, is perhaps the greatest tribute to them,” said MacKillop.

Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Ken MacKillop (far left) with Yarmouth MLA and Liberal leader Zach Churchill, Mayor Pam Mood and other dignitaries at the Yarmouth Cenotaph re-dedication on June 9, 2023 (Acadia News Photo)

Many military members were wearing uniforms from the First World War.

Dave Sollows read an address from a WWI soldier that was given that day in 1923.

“A war may not come in this generation, but if it does come, let’s hope the spirit of self-sacrifice will still be alive in our people, for then history will repeat itself,” the soldier wrote.

Friday also marks the Town of Yarmouth’s 262nd birthday.

Watch the full ceremony below, courtesy MC Media:


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