Remembrance Day up close and personal

Okanagan Military Museum in Kelowna offers historical insights into world conflicts of the past century on Nov. 11

On November 11, Kelowna Museums remembers those who served and fought for our freedom with a Remembrance Day event at Okanagan Military Museum.

Check out the uniforms, insignia, badges and equipment, including artifacts from the Boer War, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and more contemporary military operations involving Canadians.

Who knows – you might even strike up a conversation with a visitign Legion member.

“It’s easy to take freedom for granted,” said  Christina Neale, programming coordinator at Kelowna Museums, “but it’s a fact we are who we are, young and old, because of the heroic efforts of men and women from as long as a hundred years ago.

“That’s why the Okanagan Military Museum is including in its event family activities with a commemorative theme, as well as featuring a full slate of expert lecturers on the subject all this month (once a week, Tuesdays, 7 p.m.)

” We’ll also have Rebecca Robinson, personal historian and filmmaker, on hand to record those Legion members who wish to share their memories on film.”

The Remembrance Day event at Okanagan Military Museum starts at  11:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 until 4 p.m.

The Okanagan Military Museum is a facility of the Kelowna Museums Society, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to a greater awareness of the agricultural, wine-producing, military, and cultural heritages of the Okanagan. For more information please visit www.KelownaMuseums.ca.