Veteran and War Dead Memorials Restoration - 5 yr Partnership with Federal Government
- Planning And Design
- In Progress
In 2017 Cemetery Services partnered with the Federal Government (Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Veterans Affairs Canada), the Order of St. George, local Legions, the Lincoln Welland Regiment, Morse and Son Funeral Home and Ground Aerial Maintenance, to complete the restorations of our Fields of Honour in Sections 4 and M at Fairview Cemetery to properly recognize the sacrifice of our veterans and war dead. This project also included the development of the new Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and as well as a new Field of Honour. The project was recognized nationally as one of the most extensive restorations to two fields of honour.
Impressed with the work completed in 2017, the Federal Government approached Niagara Falls Cemetery Services in 2018 to propose a five year action plan which would assist in the restoration of Veteran and War Dead Memorials not located in the Fields of Honour. The Federal Government has indicated that $15,000 will be spent on Veteran & War Dead Memorials in Niagara Falls Cemeteries beginning in 2018. It is proposed that, beginning in 2019, the City of Niagara Falls match the Federal funding in an effort to restore as many of the over 300 identified memorials located outside of the Fields of Honour.
View the associated link for more information: Veteran and War Dead Memorials Restoration - 5 yr Partnership with Federal Government link
Manager of Cemeteries Services
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