The Ontario Genealogical Society has thrown its support behind keeping the Wall of Honour out of Confederation Square in Peterborough, Ontario. “There are human remains there, as much as people don’t want to recognize that,” society president Robert Crawford said. “That was their final resting place and we don’t feel it should be disturbed.”
In a letter to The Examiner, Crawford said the 4,000 member organization has been watching the wall debate for some time. “While a commemorative Wall of Honour is a proper memorial to those brave people who defended our way of life in many conflicts, we do not feel that it is in the 'public interest' to disinter our ancestors, some veterans of much earlier conflicts, in order to honour those from more recent times,” Crawford states. “Surely there must be another suitable location for this monument.”
You can read more in the Peterborough Examiner at http://tinyurl.com/ysualg.