One hundred and forty eight years ago, under the threat of an attack on their homes and their freedom, the people of Georgetown joined together to build this armoury, to provide a rallying point and drill hall for the local militia. They were all volunteers who were landowners, farmers, shopkeepers, craftsmen, businessmen and even politicians.

One year later the Old Armoury stood witness to Confederation, when all Canadians joined together to provide for their common security and future. In August, 1914, a new threat to global freedom arose, and ordinary men from those same walks of life, put down their tools and pens and rallied here at the Old Armoury, ready to take their place in line with all free men against oppression.

On September 27th, 2014, the community of Georgetown rallied together once again to honour those men who so bravely went to join the fight for freedom.

Photography Mik Herman for GeorgetownOn and Adwebcom

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