Remembrance Day

Digital exhibit offers glimpse of life during WWII

Screenshot of the digital exhibit featuring old photographs of war veteran Jack Calder

A new digital exhibition offers a glimpse of life in Canada during the Second World War. Based on clippings in a scrapbook made in the 1940s by the mother of Canadian wartime journalist Jack Calder, the exhibit considers how the home front and battle fronts were connected.

Calder, who worked as a reporter for the Chatham Daily News prior to enlisting, was a natural storyteller and was among the first to document the war from the front lines sharing details of raids, take downs, and even encounters with the royal family.


Lest We Forget

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Today we honour those who gave their lives serving Canada by observing a moment of silence at 11 am.

The Leddy Library has prepared a virtual book display of resources to honour and remember the sacrifices that our Veterans made so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.


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