McCrae House marks Remembrance Week with return of Guelph Amateur Radio Club.
GUELPH, ON, October 30, 2012 – Remembrance traditions continue at McCrae House with the return of the Guelph Amateur Radio Club. The group will again be sending and receiving remembrance messages at the birthplace of John McCrae from Tuesday, November 6 to Sunday, November 11.
“Every year we look forward to contacting, ham radio enthusiasts around the world. It is our opportunity to acknowledge Remembrance Day and exchange thoughts on its significance,” says Linda Willis, long-time member of the Guelph Amateur Radio Club. The group also assists the Museum in educating children and adult groups taking part in Remembrance programs offered throughout the week. Students, as well as the general public, are invited to share their thoughts and reacquaint themselves with John McCrae. �
McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae, doctor, soldier and author of the poem In Flanders Fields, one of the best known First World War poems. McCrae’s poem is credited with initiating the use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance.
Join us on Sunday, November 11th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the McCrae Garden for a short Remembrance Service organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234. All are welcome. Admission to McCrae House on Remembrance Day is by donation and the House is open until 5:00 p.m.
McCrae House is located at 108 Water Street. Open daily 1-5 p.m. leading up to Remembrance Day and open Remembrance Day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular admission to the museum is: Adults- $4.00, Seniors & Students – $3.00, Families $10.00.