Legion helping St. Stephen Elementary students learn about history

Andrew Sutton/Courier Legion member Darren McCabe shows war artifacts to Ms. Ste. Marie-McIntyre’s SSES Grade 2 class.

St. Stephen – As a part of the events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending WWI, the St. Croix Branch No. 9, Royal Canadian Legion in St. Stephen has set up a “mini-museum” with artifacts from their archives. According to Legion President, Sandra Thomas, the long term plan for the archives are to have them set up as a permanent museum in the basement of the Legion building, once construction activities are completed.

“We really wanted to let the kids come over and see some really neat artifacts as part of war history, it’s good promotion for the legion but it also gives us a chance to display some of the really neat stuff we have in our archives, and we thought there was no better opportunity to do it than this week, rolling into the 100th commemoration year of the end of WWI,” says Darren McCabe, local historian and Legion member.

Sandra Thomas, President of the St. Stephen Legion, added that they are planning a new honour roll to recognize those who have served in the armed forces post-1945. For more information, or to submit names, contact Thomas at 466-2470.