Marysvale unveiling new war memorial for Remembrance Day
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.