Ed Huisman, left, and Dino Furlan, members of the Carpenters Local 1256, help lower “Tommy” from his perch atop the Sarnia Cenotaph at Veterans Park on Monday.
The vandalized First World War statue has been sent to the Artcast foundry in Georgetown, Ont. for repairs, a job co-ordinated by Memorial Restorations of Sarnia.
The restoration project is part of a larger community campaign to equip the park with better lighting and rededicate the century-old war memorial this fall. The Sarnia Historical Society and Sarnia Lambton Construction and Building Trades Council are organizing the initiative.