MARATHON, Ont. -- Organizers and officials with the town of Marathon are continuing their quest to honour the fallen from foreign wars.
Last year, the community was successful in acquiring a LAV three to display in a veterans park near the centre of town.
Now efforts are underway to install the cenotaph. Currently, the cenotaph is located on Stevens Avenue.
Marathon CAO Daryl Skworchinski said they are not going to destroy the monument, as it has sentimental value to residents.
"There's a long history to the cenotaph in Marathon," Skworchinski said.
"All the stones used in the cenotaph come from different parts of Canada from those that have served in different military functions and wars from Marathon, so we are actually going to be hiring a number of different masons, including the one we have on our own staff to take it down."
Skworchinski added they are in possession of all the original drawings dating back to the 60s, so they will build it from the ground up reusing those exact stones.
The project is estimated to cost $25,000 and was brought up during this month’s budget meeting.
Skworchinski said they are looking at receiving some federal funding to help offset the cost to the municipality.