November 11, 2016 – Earlier today Dr. Merrilee Fullerton attended the Remembrance Day Service, the first of its kind at the new West Carleton War Memorial in Carp. Dr. Fullerton said, “The ceremony was very moving and I was pleased to see so many people in attendance. The Carp community should be proud to have such a beautiful and touching War Memorial.”
This year’s event was possible because of a grass roots initiative to build a new and larger War Memorial in West Carleton. The project required the efforts of many members of the community, especially Stuart Hodge, a veteran of the British Royal Air Force who now resides in Carp and championed the idea for a new memorial.
“Throughout Kanata-Carleton, we value the sacrifice and service that our fellow Canadians have made for our country and for us,” said Dr. Fullerton. “The community does a great job of showing its respect and honouring their memory. Also, we are home to many members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are currently serving, and we are exceptionally grateful for their dedication to protecting our way of life.”
Dr. Merrilee Fullerton