Wall of Remembrance unveiled at Credit Union Place

Nancy MacPhee nmacphee@journalpioneer.com
Published on June 29, 2014

Grant Brooks lays his hand on his brother Claude’s piece of the Wall of Remembrance, which was unveiled at Summerside’s Credit Union Place on Saturday. 

Ancelene MacKinnon/ Journal Pioneer

SUMMERSIDE — Grant Brooks was 10-months-old when his brother, Claude, died after joining the military in 1944. 

Brooks doesn’t remember Claude, but he can now be properly commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance that was unveiled at Credit Union Place on Saturday.

The wall consists of pictures of fallen soldiers from Prince County and also lists their hometown and age.

Brooks said Claude died at such a young age and is disheartened they were never able to have a relationship.

“He was only 14. It’s really sad.”

It’s a special way to have his brother and the other soldiers honoured, he said.

“It’s wonderful. He wasn’t really remembered much and he should have been because he was willing to train for his country.”

Mayor Basil Stewart said Prince County residents, including the people of Summerside, work hard and spearhead the creation of memorials like the Wall of Remembrance.

“Summerside is committed to remembering and honouring the veterans from every corner of our county.”

Stewart said the memorial is brought to everyone by the Lest We Forgot Committee and the Veterans Committee.

“Today, we add a new link to the impressive chain of remembrance that we have built up over the years,” said the mayor. “We certainly want to thank them for all of their great work.”