About Us

Prior to the creation of our nation in 1867, citizens have volunteered to face conflict, turmoil, and adversity. Willing to give the ultimate sacrifice, they fought courageously to build the nation we are proud to call Canada today. Starting with the War of 1812, leading up to the Afghanistan conflict, as well as the current missions in Libya, Lithuania, and the Ukraine, men and women from Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding Algoma region, have taken up arms to protect our nation’s inherent rights and freedoms.

As a nation, Canada has participated in all of the major world conflicts. 10 percent of our population volunteered to serve during the Great War and World War II. Canadians have also contributed to 10 percent of the world’s peacekeeping missions. Our nation is built upon strong principles which our citizens have proudly and bravely defended throughout history.

In the Sault area alone, over 10,000 men and women have volunteered in the Canadian Armed Forces. Of these 10,000, 660 did not return home.

The Veterans Commemorative Monument began with a group of veterans interested in cementing the legacy of the Canadian Armed Forces in stone. The Veterans Commemorative Monument will highlight the bravery, strength, and courage of our service men and women, and will be a visual reminder of Canada’s gratitude and recognition to veterans in the Canadian Armed Forces from the Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding region.

Contact Us

Email: Clyde Healey


Veteran Commemorative Monument Planning Committee

Clyde Healey Chair
Chris Tossell  Architect
Ernst Kreps  Landscape Architect
Bill Bennett Navy
Steve  Summers Army
Bruce Pearce Air Force
Phil Miller History
Wayne Paulencu Legion
Bruce Harten Treasurer
Samuel Pyke Military Outreach
Steve Butland  Council Representative
Nick Apostle City Representative
Pino Caputo   Canada Post
Bruce Noble Grants
Mike O’Neill  Grants
Cole Nolan First Nation/ Metis Liaison