The Kent Regiment Chapter IODE members are pleased to announce the development of a new website entitled “Gathering Our Heroes” which will include the citizens of Kent County who served in World Wars I and II.
A grant of $25,000 received from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program will enable the Chapter to complete this project. The website will include a comprehensive database of the veterans who served from Chatham-Kent. Following each war, IODE recorded the service of many veterans from our area in thirteen Books of Remembrance, which were donated to the Chatham-Kent Museum for safekeeping.
The website will be designed by A. Thiel Marketing and Graphic Design. Local historian Jerry Hind has completed much additional research and continues to research the names and stories of our veterans from these conflicts. Mr. Hind will share his research on the website and act as the curator. The Chatham-Kent Museum will share the digital Books of Remembrance on the website.
A reception will be held on July 6th, 2012 at 2 pm at Eden Villa Residence, 190 Stanley Avenue, to launch the official opening of this project.
We have collected and continue to collect additional information about our veterans from both World Wars and it will be included on the website. We thank all those who have contributed information and continue to make this project possible.
Sheila DeJaegher, President
Norma West, Historian
Garna Argenti, 1st Vice President
Kent Regiment Chapter IODE
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