Now that groundbreaking has taken place, work proceeds on the Veterans Memorial here in the village. The Memorial will be dedicated
on August 12th, with a parade, music, speakers, presentations, etc. Don’t forget that the library’s Friends group has reprinted “Tamworth in World War II” and copies are available at the library for $5.00 each.
Here’s another quote from the book:
Planting the Memorial Tree
Armistice Day, 1944 was a beautifully clear day. The flag on the school grounds stood at half mast as the many friends of Kenneth Brett gathered to pay their respects to an old friend. The service was simple and short but none the less sincere for its simplicity. In the few words that were spoken that day the people standing there were reminded that freedom of education was one of things for which Ken Brett had fought. It was fitting that a blue spruce be planted on the school grounds where he had spent so many childhood hours. The reading of the “The Soldier,” a poem by Rupert Brooke, brought the service to a close. As the flag was raised to its full height and slowly lowered, Edwin Blackey, Jr. placed the soil around the tree which will stand as a living tribute to one of Tamworth’s sons. Wilbur C. Goodson
And stand it still does, tall and stately, within sight of the Veteran’s Memorial which will serve to honor all of Tamworth’s sons and daughters who have served their country.