|Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Constructed in memory of those who lost their lives in World War I, World War II,
and the Korean War.
This monument is located in Memorial Park in downtown Swift Current. It stands first to
honour Swift Current's own 209th Battalion Infantry in World War I. It has
also been dedicated to all veterans of World War I, World War II, and those who died in
the Korean War.
The Memorial Cenotaph was built in 1927, and dedicated on November 11, 1927, by
Lieutenant Governor H. W. Newlands. It was built for around $10,000 with the funds
coming from the city of Swift Current and those living in the surrounding area. It is
maintained by the city and is surrounded by new flowers every year.
Wreaths are placed on the Memorial Cenotaph every year on Remembrance Day in November
and Decoration Day in early June. It also receives attention on other special occasions
such as the dedication of the Korean War bronze plaque which occurred during "Canada
Remembers" in May, 1995.