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Book Launch: "We will remember them"

Stratford Town Hall & Recreation Centre

“We will remember them” Stratford Heroes of the First World War—Stratford Heritage Committee

“We will remember them” Stratford Heroes of the First World War—Stratford Heritage Committee

Wednesday, November 07, 2018, 07:00pm

The town of Stratford is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with a book honouring the lives of a number of its veterans from the Great War. The launch of “We will remember them”: Stratford Heroes of the First World War will take place November 7 at 7 pm at the Stratford town hall. The event is open to the public and will include an address by UPEI history professor, Dr. Ed MacDonald, light refreshments, and a book sale. 

The book is a project of the Stratford Heritage Committee, a group composed of council members and resident volunteers, the book includes information, photos, and stories from a number of Stratford families.

The idea for the book began with research into the history of Bunbury, which took place prior to the 1995 amalgamation of area communities into the town of Stratford. Beginning with a list of names of local men contributed from memory by an area senior, the project has evolved and grown into one that includes the 46 stories of veterans—45 men and 1 woman—from all areas of Stratford.

“We are very proud of this project,” said Mike Farmer of the Heritage Committee. “And we are so pleased to see it in print and ready to share with Stratford residents and other Islanders who want to learn more about the experiences of ordinary Canadians in the First World War.”

Each year, the town displays posters with the faces of veterans in area bus shelters for the two weeks leading into Remembrance Day. Heritage committee members will add these stories of those and other veterans. 



Location Details:

Stratford Town Hall & Recreation Centre
234 Shakespeare Drive

(902) 569-2535

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