The first November 11th

Crysler's Farm Battlefield Monument
Lest we forget

On November 11th, 1813, the Battle of Crysler’s Farm was fought, part of the American-British War of 1812. That battle was a turning point where the British was able to fend off and capitulate the American army and stop their march on Montreal and Quebec City.

In 1895, the Ontario Legislature erected a monument to that battle at Crysler’s Farm. This was moved during the St. Lawrence Seaway project and in 1961 the current Battlefield Park was dedicated. The monument is made from rough granite and sits on top of a large hill overlooking Lake St. Lawrence (St. Lawrence Seaway).
Every year, a wreath from the Province and the County is laid. Since my family and I have lived here, we also go to visit on November 11th at 11am to pay tribute to all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Lest we forget.