WHY HONOUR 100?
The First World War was an influential moment in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our role in the Great War has directly shaped who we are today. It is a story of perseverance and pride built on the backs of our men and women who signed up for service to answer the call both at home and abroad. Honour 100 represents the Provincial Government’s commitment to commemorating Newfoundland and Labrador’s First World War story.
Honour 100 will ensure that the sacrifices made were not in vain and that they will be forever enshrined in the hearts of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. As we enter the commemorative years, 2014-18, the Provincial Government’s Honour 100 plan is organized under five pillars – Anniversaries, Legacy, Education, Provincial Outreach, and Research. As a province, we will honour the sacrifice made by our veterans, come together as communities and organizations to commemorate the anniversary, and engage our young people to learn more about the history that has shaped this place we call home.
The Honour 100 – First World War Commemoration was developed under the guidance of a Steering Committee that included representatives from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council. In addition, a Stakeholder Committee was formed to bring together a wide range of organizations with a vested interest in commemorating our First World War story. Members include:
- Dept of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
- Royal Newfoundland Regiment
- Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council
- Royal Canadian Navy
- Royal Canadian Legion – Newfoundland and Labrador Command
- Memorial University
- The Church Lads’ Brigade
- Air Force Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
- The Rooms
- Newfoundland Historical Society
- City of St. John’s
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- Canadian Heritage
- Parks Canada