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
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.”
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.