London and Middlesex Branch – “Bringing the First World War Home: The Generations of 1914 and 2024 Come Together”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - November 2, 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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The London & Middlesex branch is pleased to invite you to join us on Saturday, November 2, 2024, at 10 am for our monthly hybrid event, with military historian and speaker, Jonathan F. Vance, who will be joining us in person. 

A bit about our Speaker:

Jonathan F. Vance is Distinguished University Professor in the History Department at Western University. He is the author of more than a dozen books on a wide range of subjects, most recently A Township at War, the story of the southern Ontario township of East Flamborough and its journey through the First World War. A frequent media commentator and historical consultant on major public history projects, Vance is also the co-director of the educational website Wartime Canada: A window into the Canadian experience during the world wars ( www.wartimecanada.ca )

Synopsis:

As the First World War recedes ever deeper into the past, some Canadians may struggle to see its relevance to modern society. I will introduce you to two different projects in 2023 and 2024 that marked Remembrance Day by using century-old postcards to show Canadians that the Generation of 1914 is closer to us than they might imagine.

Link to register (virtual): https://bit.ly/LMOA-Nov2024

Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent with the meeting details.

For those attending in person, we invite you to stay after the meeting for refreshments and to socialize. The London Familysearch Library (formerly the Family History Centre), located in the building, will also be open until 1 pm to allow you to do some research.