Centre Wellington Township already has a Veterans Way, on County Road 18 between Fergus and Elora, but council here has no objections to another one in the community.
Council voted on Monday night to support a resolution from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 208 (Wiarton) to make a lengthy Veterans Way for the northern part of Highway 6.
Donald Taylor, Veterans Service Officer for the Wiarton Branch, wrote to explain the branch is attempting to designate a stretch of the highway from just north of Guelph to the tip of Bruce Peninsula to honour Canada’s veterans.
“At the onset, one sign will be placed at the Guelph-Wellington boundary visible to northbound traffic and one sign will be placed at the outskirts of Tobermory, visible to the southbound traffic,” Taylor wrote.
The signs, about 23- by 59-inches in size, would be built and erected by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and include the name and contain a poppy, a long familiar Legion symbol.
The signs would state: “Veterans Way – Lest We Forget.”
Taylor explained the MTO has requested all the municipalities with a portion of Highway 6 along the planned route to pass a resolution of approval for the plan.
“The reason for this dedication is to honour and remember all Canadian Veterans that fought or died for our country during all wars and peace keeping duties so that this country remains free for all Canadians,” Taylor wrote.
Councillor Walt Visser had no objections to the proposal, but wondered if council should be dealing with a highway that is the responsibility of the province.
Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj explained that the resolutions are only for support for the plan.
“It’s going to be a wonderful tribute,” she predicted.
Council voted unanimously to support the project.