Welland Museum observes Remembrance Day with special events

The Welland Museum is planning a couple of special events in honour of this year’s Remembrance Day. This year is a special anniversary celebrating 100 years since the armistice ending World War 1.

This year, the museum will be holding a special service Sunday Nov. 11/2018 from 10:45 – 11:14 am. at the Cenotaph at Chippawa Park in Welland.

“The commemoration service will be an informal one, a simple gathering of family, friends and other members of the public to honour all those who died serving their country, a press release from the Welland Museum said. The service centres around the live CBC Radio Broadcast from the National Cenotaph in Ottawa with a local live reading of ‘In Flanders Fields.’”

“In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, the names engraved on the Cenotaph will be displayed in large posters placed beside the monument for the service,” the release said. “Following the service, the public will be invited to leave their poppies pinned to these posters near the names or conflicts of personal importance or significance to them.”

“The posters, with the public’s poppies still in place, will become part of the Welland Museum’s Remembrance Day exhibit “We shall not sleep, though poppies grow… In Flanders fields.’”

The exhibit is in commemoration to World War 1, the 100 years since armistice. It will be open on Nov. 11 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Members of the public are invited to come and see the exhibit after the special ceremony at Chippawa Park.




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