March 9, 2017 City Hall, Halifax

Photos by Bruce Bottomley

Getting Ready. Putting the Plexiglas cover on the maquettes or small replicas.

HWHS Chair Janet Guildford greets the Second World War volunteers. From left to right: Ruth Graham, Charlotte Guy Jefferies, Peggy MacAlpine and Margaret Gordon.

Mayor Mike Savage greets the volunteers and shakes the hand of Margaret Gordon.

Second World War volunteer Charlotte Guy Jefferies plays war songs for the crowd. She was a star member of the Halifax Concert Party Guild during the war.

Canadian artist Marlene Hilton Moore won a national competition to design the monument.

HWHS member Margo Pullen Sly and World War Two volunteer 101-year-old Peggy MacAlpine

Poster boards of figures unveiled by (from left to right) Peggy MacAlpine, Wanda Lewis (daughter of Margaret Gordon) and Mayor Mike Savage.

Poster boards of the three figures for the monument: girl with wagon of salvage, Nova Scotia African volunteer serving a meal at a service canteen and woman with knitting.

Taking a photo of the three maquettes or small replicas of the figures that will be the monument.

Peggy MacAlpine with the design for the girl with the wagon full of pots, pans and toys for salvage.