While many Canadians are celebrating the birth of our country today, an amateur historian is paying tribute to those soldiers who have given their lives to fight for our country.
A ceremony took place in Port Moody today to mark Canada Day, but also to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I.
A Russian tank from the Cold War was brought to the ceremony today, and is on display at the Port Moody Station Museum for the day.
A four-foot deep trench was also dug on the museum property over the past few days by volunteers in World War I uniforms, and the volunteers slept in the trench for the past three days in an event called “Occupy the Trench.”
The City of Port Moody accepted a bronze plaque today, honouring Augustus McKnight, a former Port Moody resident and WW1 engineer who was killed in battle.
– with files from Grace Ke
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