Sackville deputy mayor Joyce O'Neil pours sand from Juno Beach into the concrete poured last week that is part of a planned memorial to the Royal Canadian Air Force.
SACKVILLE, N.B. Memorial Park holds an anchor in honour of the navy, a scout car in honour of the army and soon an Anson Two plane propeller will be placed in honour and memory of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Deputy Mayor Joyce O’Neil and Jim Throop have been working hard towards putting the Anson Two propeller in Memorial park for about a year and it’s finally going to be unveiled June 7 at 11 a.m.
This year is the 90th anniversary of the RCAF and the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, said O’Neil.
Sand from Juno beach was given to O’Neil, which she mixed in with the concrete poured on Thursday where the monument is being constructed in the park.
“There were many Canadians who landed on that beach for that time, that’s why the sand was taken off that beach and is being incorporated into this,” said O’Neil.
There are 325 brave individuals from Sackville who have served for our country, and 70 who have lost their lives in the process, said O’Neil.
“It’s for the past, present and future,” she said. “I’m just so excited.”