The city where I live had two high schools until 2006. When the project to build a “Super School” was announced by the premier, the two schools were combined so that one school could be renovated. In the school that was going to be renovated has a memorial to all the people who fought for our freedom. The memorial was removed and placed at the legion until the renovations were completed in early 2009. Once the school was completed the memorial was placed back onto the wall. Later that year before the Remembrance Day ceremony my teacher asked me if I would refinish the memorial plaque because there was paint and plaster on it. After a week of working on the memorial plaque I managed to strip the finish and all the paint off it and clean all the corrosion off the three brass plates. I then repainted the gold on the lettering and put a new oil based clear coat. When we had the Remembrance Day ceremony the school and the legion rededicated the
memorial plaque. The school and the legion seemed to be very happy with the work I’ve done. The legion later came to my school to thank me. They also give me a vest and an appreciation certificate. All and all I am pleased with the results and I am glad I had the chance to work on it.