May 1, 2018
Parry Sound High School announced today that it is reviving the Community Remembrance Project for 2018 in response to popular demand to honour more local veterans on street banners.
In 2017, as part of the school’s trip to the Vimy 100 commemoration in France, PSHS established a program to allow community members to sponsor street banners that would honour local veterans and be put up every fall in downtown Parry Sound. The response was overwhelming. 118 veterans were commemorated on 59 banners that went up in October and November of last year.
The program was a partnership between the high school, the Town of Parry Sound, the Downtown Business Association, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 117, and the Museum on Tower Hill.
Since the banners went up last fall, requests for another chance to order them have been non-stop. Before the program could be revived, funding to purchase and install more banner arms had to be secured. Thanks to the Town of Parry Sound and the Downtown Business Association, an additional 35 banner arms can be purchased, allowing us to accept orders for up to 70 additional veterans to be honoured on one side of a banner.
The new banners will be ready to go up in Parry Sound, along with last year’s banners, from Thanksgiving weekend to Nov. 15th of this year.
Orders will be accepted at the Town of Parry Sound Office from May 14th to June 15th, on weekdays during regular business hours.
The order form is available on the Parry Sound High School website, the Town of Parry Sound website, and the Museum on Tower Hill website. Paper copies of the form can be picked up at the PSHS office or the Town Office.
For more information contact:
Richard Lund, History Teacher PSHS