Heritage Moment from the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum and Archives

War Memorials in the District of Wetaskiwin City, County, and Maskwacis

In recognition of Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, here is a description of war memorials in the Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis district.

Pictured left to right and top to bottom.

Wooden Cross and Stone Stele at Ma-Me-O Beach. Inscriptions: THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 252 / IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Stucco Cairn at Mulhurst Bay. Inscriptions: LEST WE FORGET OUR BRAVE COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / BOER WAR / WWI / WWII / KOREA

Fieldstone Cairn at Millet. Inscriptions: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF MILLET AND DISTRICT WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WARS / 1914-1918 1939-1945 / THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVER MORE / KOREA 1950-1953

Concrete Obelisk at Thorsby. Inscriptions: OUR BRAVE COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY / BOER WAR / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / KOREA / THEY WILL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD

Two Stone Stele & Three Wooden Crosses at Winfield. Inscriptions: IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / WINFIELD BRANCH 236 / WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM

Cairn in Field of Honour Cemetery at Wetaskiwin. Inscriptions: IN MEMORY OF THOSE THAT SERVED

Two Field Stone Cairns in Diamond Jubilee Park at Wetaskiwin. Inscriptions. 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / LEST WE FORGET / KOREAN WAR 1950-1953

Marble Monument at Maskwacis. Inscriptions: MASKWACIS VETERANS MEMORIAL / LEST WE FORGET / A DESIRE TO HONOUR OUR VETERANS IS NOW REALITY THROUGH PERSERVERANCE AND OPPORTUNITY. The two sides list all veterans from the Maskwacis Cree Four Nations who served alongside their Nation and Conflict served. For a complete list please visit www.wetaskiwin museum.ca.

Photo Sources: www.veterans.gc.ca; samsoncree.com

NB. These are memorials on record at the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum. If you have information on one we are missing, or would like to provide information on those pictured here, please email us at wdhm@persona.ca.

Dr. Karen Aberle is the Executive Director & Chief Curator at the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum and writes a regular column for the Pipestone Flyer. She can be reached at wdhm@persona.ca.

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