Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Lions of the Great War – The Sikhs, Lest we Forget
In commemoration of Remembrance Day on Friday November 11, 2011, the Canadian Sikh Heritage Museum in partnership with the Khalsa Community School will be hosting an exhibition celebrating and honouring the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikhs entitled "Lions of the Great War - The Sikhs, Lest we Forget”.
We must never forget the sacrifices made by the “Singhs” (Lions) of yesterday who fought and died to preserve the freedom we all enjoy today. Fighting in the trenches and muddy fields of Europe, in the deserts, among the mountains and on the oceans in these global conflicts, the Sikhs would win unstinting respect for their courage, bravery, patience and fortitude.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend this exciting and fascinating exhibition highlighting the contributions of Sikhs of Canada to the Great War and the moving account of Private Waryam Singh of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in battle during the Great War. Furthermore, the exhibition will feature original World War 1 artifacts including medals, pagri badges, POW images, magazines, postcards, Sikh toy soldiers and rare war film footage.
During the day over 500 students will explore the great artifacts and exhibits.
The Exhibition will be open to the public and community from 5-9 p.m. at the Khalsa Community School, 69 Maitland Street, Brampton Ontario L6S 3B5 (map).
For more information, please contact Pardeep Singh Nagra at 416 587-5498 or email@example.com.
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