OF THE END OF THE GREAT WAR – WWI
THE NORFOLK REMEMBERS COMMITTEE (NRC) was established in 2014 as a centennial project to memorialize the Norfolk Soldiers in the First World War. Its volunteer members consist of interested individuals and members from Simcoe Lions and the Royal Canadian Legion. The Norfolk County Public Library (NCPL) has been involved since inception with staff facilitating the distribution and sale of “Norfolk Remembers: The Great War” book (summer, 2014) which was generously funded by five Norfolk County Lions Clubs. The committee has since published a series of booklets on Norfolk soldiers’ letters home during the Great War. Other NRC projects have included; scanning war photos and artifacts, designating Concession 11, Townsend as the Rockford Road of Heroes, memorial mural in Delhi, Vimy Tree planting in Waterford and the commissioning of two quilts. The NRC continues to meet monthly to discuss and organize projects, book sales, and research on Norfolk’s involvement in not only the Great War but also the Second World War.