Remembrance Day Memorial Rededication

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Project by Justin posted 04-29-2010 07:38 PM 1908 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The city where I live had two high schools until 2006. When the project to build a “Super School” was announced by the premier, the two schools were combined so that one school could be renovated. In the school that was going to be renovated has a memorial to all the people who fought for our freedom. The memorial was removed and placed at the legion until the renovations were completed in early 2009. Once the school was completed the memorial was placed back onto the wall. Later that year before the Remembrance Day ceremony my teacher asked me if I would refinish the memorial plaque because there was paint and plaster on it. After a week of working on the memorial plaque I managed to strip the finish and all the paint off it and clean all the corrosion off the three brass plates. I then repainted the gold on the lettering and put a new oil based clear coat. When we had the Remembrance Day ceremony the school and the legion rededicated the
memorial plaque. The school and the legion seemed to be very happy with the work I’ve done. The legion later came to my school to thank me. They also give me a vest and an appreciation certificate. All and all I am pleased with the results and I am glad I had the chance to work on it.

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 08:02 PM

Yes, a very worthy project. You treated it with the respect it deserved and it shows. I hope they call on you if another is necessary.


-- Jim

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#2 posted 04-29-2010 08:11 PM

Very nice and well done!

I remember.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 01:12 AM

Thanks for the renewal. Looks great.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 04-30-2010 02:49 AM


What can I say? Be proud Young Man. You did a great job and it will be appreciated by Many for Years to come.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 04-30-2010 04:53 PM

Super job Justin, very nice of them to give you gifts of appreciation as well.


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#6 posted 05-01-2010 03:26 PM

Fantastic job Justin! What an honor and privilege it must have been for you. As indicated by the vest and certificate, it was greatly appreciated.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 10:04 PM

Thanks for the all the comments, it was a real privilege to able to work on it. Everyone thinks I did a good job on it and that just makes it even more rewarding.

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#8 posted 01-01-2018 04:24 PM

This is a fantastic memorial. You did a wonderful job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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