By Kevin J Sabo For the Advance
It’s a given that not everyone who leaves to go to war makes it home.
Castor as a community has given it’s share of soldiers to conflicts past. Though the majority did make it home, forever changed by conflict, Castor does have 40 known war dead who are being honoured by the Castor Legion through a plaque program run by the “Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation,” a non-profit that works with private and public organizations to put a face to Canada’s war dead.
Four plaques have already been purchased and installed in Castor’s legion, four more have already been ordered, and 15 more to be ordered in 2019. The legion currently has enough funding for 27 plaques and are looking for sponsors for the rest. The plaques are $250 each and feature a photo and write up about each soldier.
“We have been finding soldiers we knew nothing about,” said Sandi Jackson, speaking on the research that’s been undertaken for the project.
“We’ve been using the information that Scott Holloway found for the Legion book. If there’s no information or if the picture is missing the Fallen Heroes Assoc. can dig deeper and usually find the information.”
The Castor Legion will be shutting down for a portion of June and July to prepare for the installation of the next batch of plaques. With the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6 we can celebrate those who have volunteered to fight tyranny abroad as well as remember the legacy of those who never made it home.