100TH AN­NIVER­SARY

OF THE END OF THE GREAT WAR – WWI

Simcoe Reformer - Times-Reformer - - 100TH ANNIVERSARY -

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.

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