2015 marks 70 years since the end of the largest conflict in human history.
To commemorate this milestone, our museum hosted a special gala on October 24, 2015. About 360 people attending and we used the occasion to say “thank you” to the few remaining Second World War veterans still with us. And the evening was also a chance to help families honour and remember those who have passed on.
The occasion was made all the more special by the presence of LGen (Ret’d) the Hon. Roméo Dallaire, who provided the audience with a moving keynote speech. We were also delighted that the Lt. Gov of British Columbia, the Honorable Judith Guichon joined us for the evening.
VIDEO: We started by playing a tribute video called “Faces to Remember” – a look at the faces of those who served but have passed on. Please click the image below to view the VIDEO.
We then followed with an acknowledgement of the service of each of the 17 veterans in the room that evening. It was moving to see these men and women, all in their 90s, come out for this special tribute.