Tour of memorials to mark outbreak of First World War

It’s almost been 100 years since the fighting broke out that started the First World War and to mark this solemn occasion, Red Deer Heritage is putting on a tour of the local war memorials.

It’s almost been 100 years since the fighting broke out that started the First World War and to mark this solemn occasion, Red Deer Heritage is putting on a tour of the local war memorials.

On July 24, the events start at Veterans’ Park, at the intersection of Ross Street and 49th Avenue, with a ceremony at 1 p.m.

Then a guided bus tour of war memorials departs, returning to Veterans’ Park by 3:30 p.m.

The ceremony will remember and honour those who served and died in the First and Second World War and the Korean War.

In August of this year, a new tour map will be released by Red Deer Heritage of the local war memorials. The map will offer a route much like to the Ghost statue collection and the first impressions of Red Deer walking tours.

On top of the major wars from the 20th century that Canada participated in, the Boer War and peacekeeping missions will also be part of the war memorial tour.

Pre-registration for the bus tour is required before Thursday. To register, call 403-342-8147 or email rsvp@reddeer.ca.

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