Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Victoria Cross Library to Ontario`s Prince Edward County

The news of the transfer of this unique collection from the UK is reported in the Kingston Whig Standard.

AMELIASBURGH -- One of the most prestigious military libraries is now calling Prince Edward County home.
National Defence Minister Peter MacKay was in Ameliasburgh last week with MP Daryl Kramp to complete the transfer of the Victoria Cross Library from Britain to the Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre.
"This is a historic day for this community and there is much living history here," he said. "Which is why I am so grateful for the work you are doing -- to preserve, to promote, to educate -- not only about (the military history) of this community, but the entire country as well."
"The Victoria Cross Library: The Facts Behind the Men Behind the Medals" was compiled by UK historian Tom Johnson and, according to Ian Reilly, president of 7th Town Historical Society, contains 1,356 books, "some very small and others very large."
Read the remainder of the article here.

Thanks to Stephaine Stone for correcting my geography, Prince Edward County, NOT Prince Edward Island 

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