If you missed our Stone Carver and Masonry Designer, Ryan Watson on CTV yesterday here it is! CTV COVERAGE ON OUR GREAT WAR MEMORIAL and for more on this project CLICK HERE and HERE.
GREAT WAR HISTORY
On June 28, 1914, a young Bosnian nationalist in the then obscure Balkan town of Sarajevo shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This violent but seemingly isolated act set in motion a series of policies that were to culminate in August 1914 in the outbreak of the most destructive war up to that time. The struggle, called by contemporaries “the Great War”, ended in November 1918, after nearly four-and-a-half years of fighting. In 1914, Canada was the senior Dominion in the British Empire and automatically become a belligerent when Britain declared war. This dependency relationship had been recognized by Sir Wilfrid Laurier when, as the Liberal Prime Minister, he had stated in 1910 that “When Britain is at war, Canada is at war. READ MORE HERE.
Nicolene Watson - Director of Media