The ground breaking ceremony of the new Christian Heritage Monument in George Town took place Thursday in conjunction with the 20th National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving.
The new monument will go up at the old Tower Building site behind the Legislative Assembly building.
The project was delivered under the direction of the National Planning Initiative.
Premiere McKeeva Bush spoke to crowd that included preachers from several of the churches in Grand Cayman.
“Much more can and will be done to celebrate and augment our national heritage,” he said.
“Our children and grandchildren need to have more opportunity to benefit from our gifts as Caymanians.”
He added that the monument will represent Cayman’s Christian heritage and will show the pride Caymanians have in upholding Christian values, traditions and aspirations.
“This project on the whole will greatly enhance our capital and its benefits will be felt and appreciated by the whole community,” he said.
The Christian Heritage Monument will be a bell tower.
It is expected to be completed by Heroes Day 2012.