A new and improved plaque has been placed on the Golden Cenotaph honouring those who served and died for their country. The plaque was officially unveiled at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War. From left

Golden marks 100 year anniversary of WW1

The new plaque on the Golden Cenotaph has been unveiled just in time to honour the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

After what has been quite some time in the making, the new plaque on the Golden Cenotaph has been unveiled just in time to honour the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Colleen Palumbo, director of the Golden Museum, spoke about the war, and the community’s role in it.

“This war lasted four years. No country, city or community was left untouched by the conflict during those times, and our community was not immune,” she said at a ceremony Monday evening to honour the anniversary.

There were  more than 300 men from the Columbia Valley who signed up to serve. On the home front, cargo and troops passed through Golden to make their way towards the war. Women and children stepped up to take on the workload of their departed husbands, fathers and relatives. Money was raised for the Canadian Patriotic Fund, and rationing affected daily life.

Remembrance is when our community remembers those who did not make it back from overseas, but Monday’s ceremony was an opportunity to honour the 276 soldiers from the valley who made it home, some with physical and mental wounds.

The new plaque was made possible by the Town of Golden and Mount 7 Monuments. After the ceremony, attendees went to the Royal Canadian Legion for a reception.

 

Just Posted

Expect delays on Highway 1 west of Golden due to vehicle fire

Expect delays while driving Highway 1 between Golden and Revelstoke. Drive BC… Continue reading

Your weekly Mountain Minute

Golden’s weekly 60-secon news recap for February 14

Biologists discover another female calf in depleted South Purcell Mountain Caribou herd

Calf will be moved to Revelstoke maternity pens, then released

King and Spring return to Golden this weekend

The Snow King and Lady Spring return to the Valley this weekend,… Continue reading

Find out what the Golden community is up to

I hope that this column finds you someplace cozy and warm and… Continue reading

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Columbia Valley RCMP searching for misisng person

Police ask for help in finding Elizabeth Stewart, who hasn’t contacted family since Jan. 14

East Kootenay illicit drug overdose deaths lowest in B.C.

Local expert credits harm reduction efforts; declares support for legalization of opioids

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Most Read