Mon­u­ment money

The Glengarry News - - News - – Steven War­bur­ton

The United Coun­ties of SD&G have au­tho­rized a $3,000 do­na­tion to the Lan­caster Le­gion to help it erect a mon­u­ment to the Cana­dian sol­diers who served in Afghanista­n.

Le­gion mem­ber Pierre Roy, who is spear­head­ing the mon­u­ment project, says that the coun­ties do­na­tion brings his fundrais­ing to­tal to $15,000. South Glengarry town­ship has com­mit­ted to do­nat­ing an ad­di­tional $15,000.

The mon­u­ment, which will be si­t­u­ated on a patch of land be­tween the Le­gion and the Chartwell nurs­ing home next door, will con­sist of a de­com­mis­sioned LAVIII – a full-size light ar­moured ve­hi­cle – that has been made avail­able by the Depart­ment of Na­tional De­fence.

Mr. Roy hopes to un­veil the mon­u­ment by the be­gin­ning of July.

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