Re­fur­bish­ing for re­mem­brance

Ef­fort un­der­way to up­grade the war me­mo­rial in Bay Roberts

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

in time for Re­mem­brance Day on Nov. 11.

Among the many im­prove­ments be­ing sug­gested is the plac­ing of in­ter­pre­tive pan­els near the statue, telling the sto­ries of those whose names are in­scribed on the me­mo­rial. There are also plans to spruce up the statue and con­crete plat­form, in­stall new flag poles and es­tab­lish a “com­mu­nity park” con­sist­ing of benches and flower gar­dens.

Wood would also like to see new perime­ter fenc­ing in­stalled.

Wood said we owe it to the next gen­er­a­tion to pre­serve the sym­bols of re­mem­brance, so the sac­ri­fices of the men and women who served in past conflicts are not for­got­ten.

Philip Wood is lead­ing an ef­fort to have the war me­mo­rial in Bay Roberts re­stored.

The “1973” block on the war me­mo­rial plat-form is cracked and poses a haz­ard to any­one vis­it­ing the site.

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