August 1, 2014 6:46 pm
Updated: August 2, 2014 11:56 am

Groundbreaking ceremony for Heroes’ Park in Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield breaks ground on Heroes Park, August 1, 2014

Marc Latendresse / Global News

BEACONSFIELD, Que. — A public tribute to those who risk their lives for others on the West Island took one step closer to reality.

On Friday morning, the city of Beaconsfield broke ground on Heroes’ Park, adjacent to the city’s Centennial Park.

The community war memorial cenotaph will honour the men and women who have served Canada in war, military conflict and peace.

The  memorial is also meant as a tribute to contemporary community protectors such as first responders, firefighters and police, in the hopes of promoting future public service.

Relatives of veterans and other members of the community can purchase a brick and have it inscribed with the name of a loved one, the name of an organization, or even their own name.

The customized bricks will be laid along the paths of Heroes’ Park.

People interested in this community initiative are invited to visit the Heroes’ Park website.

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