On Saturday October 28th, a new Memorial Park was opened in downtown St. Thomas. A memorial to the Afghanistan War was unveiled by the Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor for the Province of Ontario. The Park brought together the Great War Memorial formerly located at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, the WWII Korea Cenotaph and the new Afghanistan War memorial.
The War Memorial Site Committee was convened in November 2015 for the purpose of creating the new Veterans Memorial Garden. It was made up of Herb R Warren (Chairman), Worth S Chisholm, Shelley L Haycock, Douglas K Nicholson, Ron E Smith, Mark W Tinlin and Allan H Weatherall.