Ashcroft Heritage Committee showcases local military history

The presentation on local military history will be held Oct. 28, 2-4 pm in the Ashcroft Community Hall.

On display in the Ashcroft Museum is a photo that is simply titled  “Ashcroft Boys” (with the 172nd RMR  Battalion, Vernon, 1916).

They are the faces of young and old alike, strong, farm boys, who were eager to volunteer for their country.

What are the stories behind the faces? Ashcroft and surrounding communities have a rich involvement in military history, and we are searching for the stories of our veterans, both men and women.

Ashcroft’s Heritage Committee is hosting their annual October Historical event on Oct. 28 from 2-4 pm at the Ashcroft Community Hall.

If you have photos, stories or letters to contribute towards the day please contact Kathy at the Ashcroft Museum 453-9232, or pop in for a visit. The Museum is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

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