Stellarton Support - Steeped in History

Hundreds gathered at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton to view the Portraits of Honour and participate in a ceremony of remembrance.  A parade of honour, planned to take place outside, had to be moved indoors in the face of an intense storm, and the Museum of Industry quickly become full to bursting with the many dedicated supporters.

During the ceremony, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Ministerof National Defence, spoke of how he had the opportunity to view the Portraits of Honour when it began its journey across the country in CFB Trenton, and how moving it was to see it now, in his hometown of Stellarton, nearing the end of its national trek.

The Mother of local fallen hero Cpl. Kevin Megeney echoed these statements during her speech at the fundraising reception held in the evening at the same venue. “ My heart certainly swells with pride when I look at this mural and see all these faces and know that they have not been forgotten”, she said.

As Mr. Mackay pointed out, the people of Nova Scotia are no stranger to the realities of conflict, and the loss of life in battle; troops from the region have been some of the first to respond to the call of duty in all of Canada’s missions.  Perhaps it is this history, or simply the Nova Scotian way, that allowed the people of Stellarton to so fittingly honour those who have fallen and those who continue to serve.