N.L. government earmarks $3.6 m for WW1 anniversary
Honour 100 activities will happen between 2014 and 2018
The Newfoundland and Labrador government will spend more than $3.6 million to mark the upcoming centennial of the First World War.
Premier Kathy Dunderdale announced in St. John's on Tuesday that the money has been set aside for a variety of events and activities called Honour 100, over the four centennial years from 2014 to 2018.
"Our role in the great war, our participation in battles won and lost, has become the basis of legends," Dunderdale said at Government House, which also served as headquarters for the Newfoundland effort during most of that conflict.
A number of the Honour 100 events will focus on important wartime milestones such as the reformation of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the march of the First Five Hundred to the ship Florizel. The province will also work with the Royal Canadian Legion and the school system on First World War related programs and activities.
The province will announce more details of the centennial activities in the coming months.