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Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Monument Unveiling
(Wednesday, October 13, 2010) - This coming weekend, a monument to honour the memory of fallen peace officers will be unveiled in the Grand Parade in downtown Halifax.
During the ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, October 17 at 9 am, 21 wreaths will be laid in recognition of each life lost in the line of duty over the past century.
In 2005, the Nova Scotia Peace Officers Association - composed of representatives from HRM, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, Nova Scotia Government Employees Union, Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police, RCMP "H" Division, Police Association of Nova Scotia, Municipal Association of Police Personnel, and Halifax Regional Police - was formed to recognize and pay tribute to provincial police and peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The monument was an association priority. While other locations were reviewed, the Grand Parade was chosen as a site given its unique, military and police history. Regional Council approved the site for the monument's location in September 2007.
Present at the ceremony will be family members of fallen officers; The Honourable Mayann E. Francis, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia; government representatives from both the municipal and the provincial level; NSGEU members, as well as members of the Association.
The design of the Memorial - a 14-ft. triumphal arch - was created by a group of students and instructors from the NS College of Art and Design.
For more detailed information on the monument visit: http://www.halifax.ca/cah/FallenPoliceOfficersMonument.html
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Rev. Dr. Cynthia Chenard, Chair
NS Fallen Peace Officer Association
Public & Community Art, Team Lead
Halifax Regional Municipality