by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)
The Village of Arthur is recognized as “Canada’s Most Patriotic Village“.
The recognition is well desired. During World War II, “one out of every seven Arthur residents fought in the war“!
In addition, “During the first war bond campaign of World War II, the village of Arthur was the first community in Ontario to reach its quota, which it did within a few minutes.”
Arthur’s pride in its past can be seen everywhere, especially on the walls of its buildings.
Patriotic wall murals depict Arthur’s amazing past!
Even though we visited the Arthur in the winter, you could feel the village’s pride of its past.
But you could also see its hope for the future!
We loved our visit to this “patriotic” village and were impressed by its past.
As we were leaving the village, I glanced behind and caught a “glimpse” of Arthur’s “historic” water tower. I wondered if Arthur’s heroic soldiers “glanced back” for one last look as they marched off to War!