Mrs. Ella Blair believed that the history of the local veterans needed to be preserved. She undertook the onerous task of tracking down and documenting those valiant men and women who were willing to stand up and present themselves to protect all the liberties and freedoms that we today take for granted. During the period 2001 - 2004, Ella spent countless hours on the telephone and met with people in her home, to document a comprehensive list of all those who were willing to sacrifice, perhaps their lives - most certainly their way of life, to challenge an aggressor that threatened the world.
Research was based most notably on the records maintained by the Huntley Women?s Institute, and the Honour Rolls for Huntley Township, St. Paul's United Church, and the Carp Continuation School. As well, information was gleaned from the Government of Canada web sites such as Veteran's Affairs Virtual Memorial, Library and Archives of Canada?s Soldiers of the First World War, and Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Mary Meehan, a life long resident of Huntley Township, supplied information on many of the Corkery area World War II Veterans.
The book is 106 pages in length and is in 8.5 x 11 inch landscape format. Three hundred and seventy-two veterans are listed in the book with biographical information about most of them and photographs of many of them.