|Kingston, Nova Scotia
After World War I, plaques were installed in the two churches in Kingston, the Baptist and the United
churches, to remember those who gave their lives in "The war to end all wars". After World War II, no
memorial was erected and the members of the newly-formed Kingston Branch #98 would parade to the two
churches for their memorial service, alternating between churches each year.
In 1972, a monument was erected adjacent to the legion branch facing Victoria street. This monument
was erected by Comrade George Morgan, a past president of the Branch. The monument was constructed of
parged cement blocks with a granite insert dedicated to those who served Canada in war and peace. The
reason for this wording was that RCAF Stn Greenwood was nearby and had lost a number of personnel over
Plans were made and funds were raised and in 1991, a new memorial was unveiled, dedicated to those who
gave their lives in World War I, World War II, and Korea. The memorial is constructed of South African
black granite and grey granite from a nearby quarry in Nictaux. The new memorial cost $10,000 and all
the funds were raised prior to construction.
Each year on November 11, the villages of Kingston and Greenwood, together with armed forces personnel
from nearby CFB Greenwood, gather to remember. The local detachment is also
present to assist as
sentinels at the memorial.