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The Richmond Cenotaph

The Richmond Cenotaph

The Cenotaph consists of an eight-foot cross, made of dark polished Barre granite from Quebec, and supported by a Stanstead grey base. Behind the cross is a three-foot fieldstone wall that contains two bronze plaques. The inscriptions on the plaques read: "In memory of those who served" and "We will remember them".

The cross is illuminated with floodlights year round, and Christmas lights are added during the Christmas season. The Richmond and District Branch 625 of The Royal Canadian Legion also maintains a wreath at the Cenotaph year round.

The erection of the Cenotaph had been sponsored by the Richmond and District Branch 625 of The Royal Canadian Legion as a community project. A Patriotic Trust Fund, which had been started at the end of WWII to build a suitable Memorial, was turned over to the Legion Branch at the time of the amalgamation of Goulbourn township. When the decision was made to build a Cenotaph, the Branch started an intensive fund-raising campaign to supplement the Trust Fund, which met with great success.

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