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Fallen... Not Forgotten

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  • Fallen... Not Forgotten and garden.
  • Fallen... Not Forgotten
  • Original cenotaph the granite cross and tablet were taken from.
  • Damaged cross from a micro-burst in 1998.
  • Damaged cross from a micro-burst in 1998.

Municipality/Province: Richmond, ON

Memorial number: 35050-009

Type: Cross

Address: 6430 Ottawa Street West

Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 625

GPS coordinates: Lat: 45.1759166   Long: -75.8415817

Submitted by: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 625

At the end of the Second World War, ex-servicemen returning to Richmond established a Patriotic Trust Fund, the purpose of which was to erect a cenotaph. The fund laid dormant until it was taken over by the Richmond Legion when it was formed in 1973.

In 1976, the Legion attempted to build a cenotaph, but had to abandon the idea. When the Richmond Memorial Park was developed by the Township of Goulbourn in 1988, the dream to commemorate those who had served during war was realized. On 6 November 1988 the former Minister of Defence, the Right Honourable George Hees, formally unveiled the cenotaph

Fallen... Not Forgotten is the granite cross and accompanying engraved tablet from the cenotaph. The engraved words “Fallen Not Forgotten” represents not only the fallen Veterans that are honoured and remembered by Legions worldwide, but for the Richmond Legion it also invokes memories of the original cenotaph which was destroyed by a micro-burst in 1998. When the cenotaph was rebuilt, the damaged top was taken to the Richmond Legion hall and used to form the front of the garden wall. In 2023 as part of the refurbishment of the area, the flower bed was removed and the cross was repositioned to be better seen from the street and set off with a bed of pure white stones.

Inscription found on memorial


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