Marys­vale un­veil­ing new war memo­rial for Re­mem­brance Day

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY DANIEL MACEACHERN dmaceach­ern@cb­n­com­pass.ca

This week’s Re­mem­brance Day ser­vices will in­clude ser­vices at a new memo­rial in Marys­vale.

The un­veil­ing of the Con­cep­tion Bay North com­mu­nity’s new war memo­rial is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day on the com­mu­nity’s Her­itage House grounds, said Bride Power, chair­woman of the non-profit Turks Gut Her­itage Con­ser­va­tion.

“This memo­rial is for the peo­ple of Marys­vale and Ge­orge­town who went to war in the First, Sec­ond and Korean wars and never came back,” said Power. “So what we have done, we have got a new mon­u­ment in­stalled on the Her­itage House grounds with all their names on it.”

At 10:30 on Nov. 11, the mon­u­ment will be un­veiled in time for Re­mem­brance Day ser­vices.

Power said there are 10 names of sol­diers from the re­gion in­scribed on the mon­u­ment. “Th­ese are all young men that went and never got the chance to come back,” she said, adding that many of the sol­diers listed still have fam­i­lies liv­ing in the area.

“We’ve got a beau­ti­ful walk­way done up walk­ing up to it, done with beau­ti­ful brick, and brick walls,” she said. “On the mon­u­ment is two guns cross­ing over with all their names in­scribed on it.”

Power said it was time Marys­vale joined the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties with a trib­ute to sol­diers who died serv­ing their coun­try.

“All the com­mu­ni­ties there in our area, if you’re driv­ing through, you’ve prob­a­bly seen Clarke’s Beach, Bri­gus, Cupids ... they all have the names of their peo­ple who died in the world wars, so we thought Marys­vale, it would be nice to have ours, same as every­one else’s,” she said.

Construction of the memo­rial be­gan in July.

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