Gone but Not Forgotten: Victims of the Halifax Explosion in Catholic Cemeteries

Gone but Not Forgotten: Victims of the Halifax Explosion in Catholic Cemeteries

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"This year Halifax will recall a major event in its history as many people, organizations, and the city herself, commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. This tragic event changed the young city of Halifax and took the lives of hundreds of people. Many of the victims were buried in local Catholic cemeteries which still exist today: Mount Olivet on Mumford Rd. and Holy Cross on South Park St. These cemeteries are managed by the Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. Given the historical significance of these two cemeteries the Archdiocese wanted to commemorate the victims of the Explosion in a special way. Yellow Markers: To increase the awareness of the grave sites of Explosion victims in the Mount Olivet and Holy Cross cemeteries, yellow, wooden dowels have been placed near the specific graves as identifiers. This simple yet significant initiative has been helpful for family members looking to find the final resting places of relatives who died in the Explosion. New book: Gone but not Forgotten: Victims of the Halifax Explosion in Catholic Cemeteries: In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, the Archdiocese has published this book which aims to recognize and remember the hundreds of Catholic who perished in the Explosion. Shared within its pages are the names and stories of over 200 victims who were buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery and Holy Cross Cemetery."--From halifaxyarmouth.org website.
Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax, 2017
Branch Call Number: 971.6225 B156g
Characteristics: 92 p. : ill. ; 28 cm


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