Jersey needs better World War II memorial, occupation society says
- 8 February 2013
- From the section Jersey
Jersey needs a more prominent World War II memorial at Noirmont according to the president of the Channel Islands Occupation Society.
Paul Burnel said there should be a more significant memorial to the more than 450 islanders who died.
He said it was important past sacrifices were never forgotten.
The Noirmont headland was bought by the States in 1950 but the granite memorial to the island's WWII victims was not built until 1970.
The States installed a commemorative stone on 9 May 1970 to mark the 25th anniversary of the liberation of the island from Nazi occupation.
Mr Burnel has submitted an application to the planning department to extend the current memorial making it "more significant".
He said that if approved he hoped an annual service would be held on the site on Liberation Day.
Planning officers say they are currently reviewing the application.
Environmental groups in Jersey have expressed concern that extending the memorial will have an impact on wildlife in the area.