Restoration work for the Westville cenotaph is well underway.
Thursday, workers with Heritage Memorial were busy preparing the old stone for the new panels they were installing which will clearly show the names of those who are honoured for their service.
When all is said and done, Vincent Joyce, chair of the restoration project, expects there in excess of $32,000 will have been donated.
“We’re just waiting for the federal government from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
He said it was tremendous to see the people of Pictou County, particularly in Westville as well as money from the provincial government come together to make this project a success.
Once the new black plaques are installed, Lyons Brook Welding will be coming in to install interpretive panels that will tell about the Boar War, World War I and World War II, Canada’s involvement in Korea and Afghanistan as well as the merchant navy and women of war.
Later there will be two pads put in place to display a C1 Howitzer canon and an armoured personnel carrier.
With handicapped walkways and new front steps leading up to the monument, it will be accessible to all.
Once the project is complete, there will be a rededication.