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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Cenotaph, Kinmount ON

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The cenotaph in Kinmount (population approx 500) stands on west side of the main drag, County Rd 121, between the Burnt River and Monck Rd. The nearby Heritage Park is a good picnic stop if you are travelling through the area.

A laurel wreath tops the rough hued stone in the monument “erected in memory of the heroes who fell and they who fought in the Great Wars.”* Names of those killed in action are listed. According to the village walking tour:

The cenotaph rests on the site of the house and store of Samuel Henry which burnt in 1922 in one of the many fires which have plagued the town. The vacant land was later donated to the town for the erection of a cenotaph to memorialize those brave citizens of Kinmount who perished in the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War.

* Mind the grammatical faux pas.

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