Sunday, May 29, 2005

Remembering Forgotten POWs

A memorial has just been erected in Halifax to 192 American POWs who died on Melville Island in the Northwest Arm during the War of 1812.

The dedication of the memorial marks years of effort by local citizens and American veterans' associations to prevent a little-known historical site from being buried and forgotten under ever-expanding real estate development.

The Halifax Daily News has the rest of this moving story.

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