Refurbishing for remembrance
Effort underway to upgrade the war memorial in Bay Roberts
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.