The POWER of INSTITUTION
Book of Remembrance installed
Every day at 11 a.m. in the atrium of the Forest Centre, an officer with Grenfell’s Campus Enforcement and Patrol Office turns a page of the Book of Remembrance.
The book includes memorials to First World War campaigns, including Gallipoli and Beaumont-Hamel, and Second World War campaigns, including North Africa and Italy, and Northwest Europe. The Newfoundland Book of Remembrance, containing more than 2,300 names, was installed in the Memorial Chamber of Parliament in 1973, and a replica was placed in the Confederation Building in St. John’s. Another replica resides in the Arts and Administration Building at St. John’s Campus.
The version in the Forest Centre was donated to Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook in 2017 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Government of Canada. It is a fitting complement to the other installations on our campus: the Danger Tree and the Retired Colours of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment 2nd Battalion.