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The idea for this page came to light when a local history teacher was preparing his students for a trip to Europe for Vimy 100 — the 100 year anniversary of the battle of Vimy. Students were each assigned to source information on local soldiers from WWI and WW2, as well as the Korean and Afghanistan wars. Through their research, they also found information on soldiers lost during the South African War.
Through their work, they began to understand the importance of remembering those who have fought for our freedom and to recognize their contribution to our local heritage.
Thank you to Craig Froese and the students at Nantyr Shores for completing such a worthy assignment and for allowing us all to remember those who sacrificed their own lives for our freedom.
Lest we forget. This space is dedicated to the local individuals who selflessly fought for our freedom and to recognize their contribution not only to our country, but to our local heritage.
The City of Barrie values its relationship with past and present members of the Canadian Military. We have a long history with our neighbours — Canadian Forces Base Borden — and continue to be a city that many members of the military call home. Remembering those who served our country is an important part of our heritage. We honour their memory in many ways.
A poppy — this distinctive red flower is a powerful symbol of remembrance that represents the immeasurable sacrifice soldiers have made for our country. This symbol can be found on the signs of streets that have been named in honour of local war veterans. The poppy is a thoughtful way for their memory to live on in our community and to remind us of the sacrifice others have made for our freedom. Soldiers honoured with a city street name under the
Barrie’s Fallen heading are noted with a poppy next to their name.
Located on the south shore of Kempenfelt Bay, Military Heritage Park officially opened on October 27, 2017. The passive parkland development recognizes Barrie’s military history and ongoing relationships with Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden by creating landforms distinct to each era of overseas and national military commitment. Park features:
Memorial Square is located at the southeastern end of the Nine Mile Portage and was the site of the Barrie Railroad Station and the Post Office. In 1922, a cenotaph was dedicated to those who had lost their lives in World War I. Today, the site remains a focal point of the downtown and represents a memorial to all who have lost their lives fighting for our country.
Every year on November 11 our community gathers around the cenotaph for a Remembrance Day Ceremony. Residents, active and retired military members, members of municipal, provincial and national police and emergency services, local business owners, their friends and families, dedicate time to remember the sacrifice of others.
Meridian Place & Memorial Square renovations, the cenotaph was relocated to a place of prominence within the square, allowing for more people to join in the ceremony.
From the South African War to present day, many local people gave their lives for our freedom. Please take a moment to remember them. Soldiers honoured with a city street name are noted with a poppy next to their name.
If you have more information about Barrie soldier included on this page, or a soldier from Barrie who has given their life for our country but is not included on this page, please contact Craig Froese at
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