This year instead of Wreaths, the Merrickville-Wolford Legion coordinated the production and installation of White crosses. These crosses line the path to the Cenotaph, and it is called ‘The Walk of Honour’. There are 54 crosses in total, 45 of which bear the names of local veterans from the Merrickville -Wolford area that didn’t make it home from either the 1st or 2nd World War, or the Korean Conflict.
The construction of the crosses was a community effort between Ron Eagle Construction, which made the crosses, Lee Horning from the M-W Legion, who painted the crosses, and Coba Studios, which printed the names. None of this would have been possible without the generous sponsorship of the entire project from the Tallman Family.
There will be a service held at the Merrickville Cenotaph at 11 am sharp on November 11, where families will be laying wreaths to honour their loved ones. These wreaths will join the pre-laid ones that have been sponsored by other local businesses.
The Legion Poppy Boxes have now been installed in many businesses throughout town and will remain in place until Remembrance Sunday.