In 2020, the Village was contacted by the National Wall of Remembrance Association who proposed to undertake the full restoration of the Woman’s Institute of Westport plaque, which is part of the Memorial Gate entrance to Lockwood Park at George St. This plaque recognizes Westport men who paid the ultimate price during the First World War.

If you walk by this park entrance, you will see that it has been returned to its long held position on the gates, albeit it still covered and protected. We plan on an “official unveiling” once COVID public safety rules allow for a crowd to gather, however wanted to share this wonderful story of patriotism and generosity by the National Wall of Remembrance Association.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn; At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.