MUN wants input on honouring WWI vets
Memorial University is looking for input on how to honour those who fought and died in the First World War.
The institution was named as a tribute to veterans of the war, and with the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War approaching, the university wants ideas on how to mark the occasion.
Bert Riggs, an archivist who is on the planning committee, says people attending a recent public meeting in Grand Falls-Windsor said they'd like to hear more about regular people involved in the war effort.
"This is one of the things that is coming through is that it is the stories, the contributions made by the individuals that people in the communities would like to see commemorated," said Riggs.
"Not the generals, not the politicians, but the ordinary men and women who made up the various branches of the service."
More public sessions will be held in three locations across the province in the next two weeks: on Memorial's St. John's campus on Tuesday, Oct. 30; at Corner Brook's Grenfell Campus on Monday, Nov. 5; and in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Feedback is also being collected on the university's website.