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Summerside council voices support, but stops short of green-lighting museum

The wording “Lest We Forget” and a large poppy have been etched into the cement walk at Veterans’ Memorial Square in Cape St. George. FRANK GALE/ THE WESTERN STAR
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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

Summerside’s Lest We Forget committee and other concerned citizens pressed their case for a military museum in Summerside during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. 

The group, which has been advocating for the use of the city’s historic armoury building as a military museum made its plea to council, arguing that every year more and more relics of the past are lost to the community. 

All councillors spoke in support of the group’s efforts, but stopped short of offering up the building or an alternative – at least for now.  

They also cautioned that while creating a museum is an important goal, it is not a straightforward process and it will require more long-term planning to get right. 

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