The Memorial – Construction
The National Wall of Remembrance Association, along with the City of Kingston has now completed the approval stages, and are working toward a final design that will nest itself right in the waterfront area of Kingston, near the Murney Martello Tower at the Sir John A. Macdonald Park. Preliminary work will start in Spring 2023.
It is our intent to capture the entire construction phase and showcase it here on a regular basis as it progresses, starting with an archaeological verification process and then an initial sod turning ceremony with City of Kingston officials, Indigenous Community and VIPs, we will go through various construction phases and end with the final unveiling ceremony which hopefully will take place prior to Remembrance Day 2024.
Column Mockup Examination and Site Discussion – September 2023
Prior to excavation commencing for the memorial base, a coord with city representative took place on 7 September 2023 to confirm exact site location and to discuss a few final construction details including tree removal. For this discussion, the NWORA team erected a rough mockup of one of the four columns for the memorial in order to confirm column size and exact location.
SOD Turning Ceremony – Completed August 2023
Archaeological Verification Process – Completed May 2023