High River's Museum of the Highwood is paying tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice ending the First World War for this years Remembrance Day.

Museum Curator, Irene Kerr, says they have a number of artifacts from local soldiers who fought in the war that ended back in 1918.

She says it gives a good sense of the history behind the war.

"When you look at things that people actually wore, or their pay books or the medals that they won, it makes it more real. And kind of brings it home. So, I think as a museum that's one of the jobs we have to do is to share these things with people so they can come and see things like a jacket. We can't forget, and this is our little way of helping people remember."

Kerr says they've put up a display of poppies representing every soldier from the High River area who signed up to fight in what was called "The War to End All Wars."

"When you look at those poppies and you think every single one of those people, whether they were killed or enlisted or, every one of those people were affected by the war in one way or another. You know whether if they were injured or just even going to war and witnessing all the horrible things they would have seen and you just realize how brave they all were."

The display will be on view for the next few weeks.

 

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