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Craig monument

Someone used a vehicle to smash a monument erected to honour Hugh Craig, a member of the order of Canada.

Vandals damaged a stone monument honouring one of Fort Macleod’s leading citizens.
Sometime Wednesday or Thursday morning someone used a vehicle to smash the monument honouring Hugh Craig in the Devonian Walkway across from The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police.
There are tire marks on the pedestrian walkway on the south side of where the monument was located.
The monument was broken in two, with the pieces resting on the edge of the one-way heading west.
Cpl. Bryan Mucha said the damage was clearly intentional, since the walkway is for pedestrians and the monument blocked vehicle access.
Pieces of a broken headlight were found at the scene.
The plaque on the stone monument reads:
“A proud Canadian and recipient of the Order of Canada, Hugh Craig, along with his wife Anne, devoted his time, energy and ideas to the enhancement of life in his community, province and country.”
“His military service in World War Two was recognized by a mention in a dispatch for distinguished service and by the French government in the award of the Croix de Guerre avec Etoille d’Argent.”
“Numerous honours reflect his life long interest and involvement in the realms of business, education, tourism, culture and historical preservation.”
“The Town of Fort Macleod was indeed fortunate to number Hugh Craig among her citizens. He truly made a difference.”
Craig was appointed a member of the Order of Canada on July 11, 1988.
Craig was honoured for the fundamental role he played in the creation of a tourist industry in Canada.
Craig was involved in many local, provincial and national organizations and served as president of the Canada Restaurant and Food Services Association.
“His work in various areas of history-related activities, specifically the chairmanship of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump advisory committee, has successfully demonstrated that tourism and heritage preservation are mutually beneficial.”
Craig was given the Blackfoot name Ii nu to kan, or Buffalo Skull.
Craig died Nov. 20, 1994 at the age of 86.
Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call the Fort Macleod RCMP at 403-553-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Tracey Says:

    Can some one say drunk driver, is this not close to the queens