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Public Service Announcement
Construction of Fallen Peace Officers Monument Begins
(Friday, January 8, 2010) - Subject to weather conditions, the construction of the base of the Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers Monument will begin on Monday, January 11 in Grand Parade in Front of City Hall.
In 2005, the Nova Scotia Peace Officers Association was formed to recognize and pay tribute to Nova Scotia Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the initial priorities for the committee was to work toward designing and building a permanent memorial to acknowledge the sacrifice and lives of Nova Scotia’s Fallen Peace Officers. Following significant consideration of potential locations, The Grand Parade in front of City Hall was chosen as a site given its unique, military and police history. In September 2007, Regional Council approved the site for the monument's erection. Local artist Cody Lee Stevenson is the designer and artistic advisor to the project.
Construction of the base will involve the removal of existing staging, excavation of the site, pouring of the foundation and laying of concrete slabs for the monument. Safety/construction fencing will be installed. There will be limited pedestrian traffic interruption. Work on the base is scheduled to be completed by the end of January.
Masonry work will commence when temperatures are above freezing long enough to do the masonry work, likely in April 2010.
For more information on the monument, please visit http://www.halifax.ca/cah/FallenPoliceOfficersMonument.html
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