His­tory ‘be­ing lost,’ says Wartime Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man

But in­ter­est is there, Ge­orge Egan says, as as­so­ci­a­tion’s web­site gets vis­its from around the world

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The chair­man of an or­ga­ni­za­tion that has done a lot of work pre­serv­ing lo­cal mil­i­tary his­tory re­mains com­mit­ted to the ef­fort, say­ing it’s im­por­tant the sto­ries of the peo­ple who served their coun­try are known and chron­i­cled.

Ge­orge Egan, a Yar­mouth-area res­i­dent who chairs the Wartime Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion, says it’s great peo­ple hon­our Canada’s war dead at this time of year, but he says more needs to be done to re­mem­ber those who served.

“I find that, as time goes on, we are get­ting fur­ther and fur­ther away from remembrance,” Egan said. “Yes, we have Remembrance Day ser­vices. That’s one thing, but truth­fully, the his­tory that goes with it, I think, is be­ing lost ... Even the Sec­ond World War, the his­tory of the town (of Yar­mouth), very few peo­ple know.”

ERIC BOURQUE

Vis­it­ing the Yar­mouth ceno­taph, from left, An­dre Boudreau, sec­re­tary of Royal Cana­dian Le­gion branch 155 in Wedge­port; Todd Muise, mem­ber of the Wedge­port le­gion; and Ge­orge Egan, chair­man of the Wartime Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion.

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