‘Remembering in Place’ for 2021

On this year’s Remembrance Day, New West Heritage reflects on the sacrifice of those who gave their lives and the courage of those who continue to serve. In light of the continuing pandemic, please ‘Remember in Place’ by finding a moment for quiet reflection, wherever you are.

Friend of NWHPS Patricia (Wilson) Seipp of North Vancouver contributed this photo sent home during WW1 by her relative, Dr. George  T. Wilson (inset) taken at the Palace of Versailles on February 28, 1919. “The statue is one of many of Louis X1V and the gun has been captured from the [Germans] in the present war.” Dr. Wilson was on staff at Royal Columbian Hospital. A 1968 RCH newsletter reported, “…the Dr. George T. Wilson Surgical Nursing Award to Carolyn M. Davies, of Vernon.'”

Remembrance Day WWI New Self-Guided Veterans Walking Tour

Presented by the New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society with support from the New Westminster Museum and Archives.

Created by City of New Westminster Museum Dept.

Once again, we will be ‘remembering in place’ this Remembrance Day. While it’s not possible for us to gather in remembrance, the City of New Westminster is providing a number of ways to observe the day. New Westminster Museum has compiled a map showing the family homes of 19 New Westminster veterans.  Interpretive posters telling their stories were created by New Westminster’s Heritage Preservation Society and researched and written by local historian Jim Wolf. Museum staff will set up information posters like this one along the street outside each of the homes listed on the map for people to explore at their own pace.

Where: Queen’s Park Neighbourhood

When: 11am – 5pm

November 11

Anyone wishing to buy a wreath for New Westminster’s Virtual Remembrance Day ceremony may contact the Royal Canadian Legion 604-524-1151 or rc12@shawcable.com.

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