On Friday, November 11th 2016 at 11:00 am Canadians across the country will stand for a moment of silence to remember, and thank those who have fallen to protect future generations of Canadians. Are you in Alberta and interested to learn more about WW1 or Remembrance Day? Two of ASA’s institutional members are holding events leading up to, and on the day of November 11th to honour the fallen.
The Military Museums has been offering a lecture series with presentations on specific topics of past wars. On October 27th at 7:00 pm speaker Pat Brennan, Associate Professor Emeritus of History from the University of Calgary, is presenting, ‘En Victoire: France on the Western Front, 1914-1918’, which discusses the amazing sacrifices, and resulting victory due to France’s war efforts.
On November 3rd at 7:00 pm speakers Adriana A. Davies and Jeff Keshen are presenting, ‘The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War’, which discusses the strong war effort provided by Albertans to support Canadian soldiers. This presentation highlights how the war affected people in Alberta and their contributions to our soldiers.
The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum and Archives is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and will be offering a Remembrance Day ceremony at 11:00 am, tours of their exhibits, and other activities. Over the past year they have been updating their Facebook page featuring the series, ‘World War 1 Remembered’, that highlights events that took place 100 years ago during the war.
The Military Museums is offering an outdoor Remembrance Day service, beginning at 10:30 am. They are accepting non-perishable food donations for the Veterans’ Food Bank. The museums will be open after the service.