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Friday, May 29, 2015

Unveiling of Statues and Official Opening of the Park Announced

Gander Heritage Memorial Park


On behalf of the Town of Gander and Gander Heritage Memorial Park, we are very excited to announce that the unveiling of the monuments of Sgt. Gander and the Royal Rifles Soldier and the Official Opening of the park will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 2 p.m.

The Lieutenant Governor, the Town Mayor, Royal Canadian Legionnaires, representatives of the Provincial and Federal Governments, military personnel, clergy as well as other dignitaries will be participating in the ceremonies. We are expecting the attendance of two Prisoner of War veterans who survived the Japanese war camps and regard Sgt. Gander as one of their comrades.

It has been a long time coming to this point but we have been relentless with our dedication to this project. This park would not have been possible without the generosity of all you donors and the gratuitous services of so many, including Dr. Colleen Mercer-Clarke, Reg Hedges of DMG Consulting, Rev. Wesley Oake, local contractors and volunteers.

We are still in need of funding to complete the next phases of the park: the granite wall recognizing Gander's air disasters, lighting, the installation of a fountain and a surveillance system. Donations are still gratefully being accepted so please consider being a part of this wonderful landmark and its commemoration to our war veterans and our town.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2 p.m. and keep checking back for updates as we finalize the agenda.

Maxine Smith / May 29, 2015

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Thank you. Gerard