Lo­cal church­yard turned into war me­mo­rial

The Mid-North Monitor - - Front Page - BY CAMILLA WHITE-KIRKPATRICK

Queensway Pen­te­costal Church has turned its yard into Flan­der’s Field.

A to­tal of 101 crosses with pop­pies and flags can be seen in front of the church on Cen­tre Street (High­way 6).

The me­mo­rial was the brain­child of church mem­ber Frank Levesque who’d seen it done on a smaller scale at a church in south­ern On­tario.

“We just wanted to show the com­mu­nity we care about those who died for our free­dom just as Je­sus died for our eter­nal free­dom,” said Levesque, who was as­sisted in the project by three other church mem­bers.

It took a few days for the vol­un­teers to build and paint the crosses, which were erected on Nov. 1.

Leveque said the project re­ceived some as­sis­tance from Es­panola Home Hard­ware, as well as the lo­cal Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch ,39) who sup­plied the Cana­dian flags.

PHOTO BY CAMILLA WHITE-KIRKPATRICK/FOR THE MID-NORTH MON­I­TOR

Re­mem­brance Day trib­ute has been cre­ated at the Queensway Pen­te­costal Church prop­erty, the first week of Novem­ber. Wooden crosses, each with a painted poppy and small Cana­dian flag, rep­re­sent all the Cana­dian mil­i­tary men and women who made the ul­ti­mate sacri­fice, dur­ing all for­eign wars.

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