Message from Mayor Struthers on behalf of Council
On June 24, 2021, in sombre recognition of the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of indigenous children, the Village lowered the flags at the Municipal Office to half-mast and added an Every Child Matters flag. The flags have remained at half-mast ever since the discovery of the children’s graves to emphasize the significance of this devastating discovery.
The federal government has since declared September 30th as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, providing an annual reminder to all Canadians to reflect on the seriousness of this discovery and to consider the incredible importance and valuable contribution of our Indigenous peoples to the rich cultural fabric and history of our nation.
As residents of Merrickville-Wolford, let us continue to demonstrate the compassionate spirit that permeates our community and keep our Indigenous children and their families in our hearts and minds on September 30, 2021. While the flags at the Municipal Office will be raised to full mast again on the morning of October 1, 2021, let us resolve together to care for and protect our indigenous families and children, and to never again allow such a tragic event like this to occur in our great country.