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Northern Arm unveils new boardwalk name to honour veterans

Members of the Northern Arm community along with Legion members unveiled the new name for the board walk around the town playground. Left to right: Randy Hancock, Mayor Lloyd Hunter, Padre Cecil Chaytor, Branch 5 Legion President Law Power, Peter Chaytor, Gail Hancock
Left to right: Randy Hancock, Mayor Lloyd Hunter, Padre Cecil Chaytor, Branch 5 Legion President Law Power, Peter Chaytor, Gail Hancock - Darren Mills photo

Remembrance Day in Northern Arm saw a special ceremony to unveil something that will serve as a constant reminder of veterans.

At the Arthur R. Jackman Memorial Park, which currently contains nameplates containing the names of veterans from the area, a new sign welcomes people to the boardwalk that circles the playground.

The boardwalk will now be known as the Veterans Memorial Boardwalk.

The idea was born about eight years ago and in the last year the boardwalk has seen some improvements with brush cutting and repairs.

Comrade Cecil Chaytor, who suggested the name for the boardwalk, felt it was a fitting way to remember the sacrifice of veterans.

Legion President Law Power, who was on hand for the ceremony with town leaders and other special guests, spoke about how the boardwalk might provide a peaceful place for modern-day veterans, returning from duty, to relax and enjoy the quiet and beauty of nature.

He says it’s important they know that Northern Arm cares about veterans, no matter what age and war they served.

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