Season's Greetings from Wartime HeritageDecember 18, 2008The Association wishes to extend warm wishes to all those with whom we have crossed paths during the 2008 Nova Scotian Performance Tour of, Echoes of the Forties – Songs and Stories of a Wartime Generation, and those we have met through our Time to Remember international performance tour series since 2003.As we look back at 2008, we are grateful to everyone, both at home in Canada and abroad in Australia, England, Scotland, Spain and elsewhere that have contributed to our efforts to remember our shared wartime heritage.2008 included a variety of successful remembrance initiatives. From March to June 2008, the Association presented the Wartime Heritage Exhibit at the Yarmouth Mall. The Association also obtained the new UK Veterans Badge for a number of British Veterans living in Canada. After many months of rehearsals and planning Echoes of the Forties was also presented in the Royal Canadian Legions of Chester Basin (on September 27) and Truro, Nova Scotia (on October 25). The Truro performance was part of that Legion’s 80th Anniversary celebration. Four other performances were held in Yarmouth for Veterans Week 2008. Veterans Week also included wreath layings on behalf of the Association on Remembrance Day, a Wartime Heritage display in the Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School and pamphlets were circulated to some 800 students, teachers, and staff highlighting the purpose of the poppy and the Association’s We Remember bracelet campaign.Major sponsors of the Association’s 2008 work include The Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and Democracy 250, CIBC, and the Spitfire Arms Alehouse.In addition to the very public projects such as these, the Association continues to make individual connections to Veterans and people of the wartime generation of WWII and their families.We look forward to many interesting exchanges in 2009.Happy Holidays to you and yours and Best Wishes to everyone for the New Year.
Season's Greetings from Wartime HeritageDecember 18, 2008