|Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
Constructed on May
24, 1923 in loving memory of our brave men of
this district who laid down their lives.
The monument is situated in the center of the
Town of Mahone Bay. Roads from Halifax,
Bridgewater and Lunenburg, all meet at the
The Remembrance Day services are all held
Even though the monument was erected and paid
for by the citizens of the town, the Mahone Bay
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #49 cleans and
It is placed in loving memory of our brave men
of this distract who laid down their lives, and
in Honor of all who served and grateful
appreciation of the valiant service of all who
offered themselves for King and Country in the
defense of the great cause of Truth, Justice and
Liberty in the Great War of 1914 - 1918.
It was designed by Rev. Canon E.A. Harris,
Rector of St. James Parish, Rural Dean of
Lunenburg, and was executed, carved and erected,
according to his plans by Mr. A.T. Dauphnee of
the Shelburne Granite Works.
Its massive rough hewn base of granite reminds
us of the strong and hardy character of Nova
Scotia's sons. Resting on this Stone of
Remembrance polished on all four sides. Bearing
the inscriptions and names of the Honored Dead,
reminds us of the beauty of character that under
the refining process of God's Providence can be
worked up from the rough ashlar, and we remember
that in this case our heroes have been refined
amid the awful fires of war.
And the great Cross, surmounting it all, tells
us of the real inspiration of their heroic
bravery and unselfish love, and the unending
triumph of all Sacrifices for Right and Truth.
It is the Celtic Cross, the cross of the old
Scottish Race so appropriate for our New Scotland
and our N.S. Highlanders. The Circle of Eternity
is around its arms, but on it are not the Runic
devices of olden time but symbols that speak to
us of the late great strife. On the face of the
Cross is boldly carved the mighty sword not of
violence or conquest or of mere might, but that
of Justice piercing the head of the Serpent that
writhes about it. Guile and injustice and brutal
force strove for the mastery, but the God of
Justice gave the victory to us. Underneath the
motto that we need.
"LEST WE FORGET"
On the Reverse of the Cross is carved a
burning torch and underneath the motto.
"HOLD HIGH THE TORCH FROM
FALLING HANDS WE THREW"
When the heroes fell with their faces to the
foe, the light of their torches did not die, they
flung a challenge to us; their great Example of
Unselfish bravery bids us carry on and make Truth
prevail over all kinds of wrong.