Serving Under the Maple Leaf
Wednesday June 21, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
TJ Cullinane's third and final World War 1 talk will shed light on seven Derry men who opted to serve “King and Country” by joining the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
A rowdy shoe worker. Two minister’s sons. Milk magnate H.P. Hood’s foreman. These were among the Derry men who by fate or inclination chose to serve “King and Empire” by enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War One. In the third and concluding presentation on Derry in the Great War, local historian T.J. Cullinane will explore the fascinating and sometimes tragic lives of this unique band of brothers. Having learned why place names like Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood still resonate with Americans, we will discover why the Somme and Vimy Ridge evoke tones of hushed reverence with our neighbors to the north. During the hundredth anniversary year of their great sacrifice, please join us as we explore this little-known aspect of Derry, New Hampshire’s rich historical legacy.
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