The Memorial on Parade Commemorative Parkette

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 11 a.m., a promotional signpost was be unveiled at the site of the proposed Memorial on Parade Parkette on Parade Street at Fort Townsend by representatives of the partner institutions involved: Memorial University, the former College of Fisheries (now the Marine Institute of MUN) and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. This event represents the beginning of Phase Two of the project which is expected to be completed by September, 2017. Phase One was completed in September, 2014 with the mounting of a commemorative plaque at the main entrance honouring those who paid the supreme sacrifice in WWI and for whom the building and Memorial University were named. The memorial ‘parkette’ will comprise three history boards, engraved crests for each of the institutions set in granite and engraved granite paving stones, forming the base of the memorial, which will be sold as part of the fundraiser for the project.