In 1941 as the magnitude of the Second World War was beginning to strike home, Canadian families bid farewell to sons and daughters as they enlisted to go overseas. Many of these young people were wounded or killed in battle, or taken prisoner and sent to POW camps.
How did Cumberland Township residents support their troops? They made a quilt.
Money was collected from family, friends and neighbours, and their names were embroidered onto 87 blocks. 700 names, sewn onto the quilt, raised funds for the Red Cross to send care packages to soldiers.
To learn more about the creation of this quilt and hear the stories of these families attend the Annual General Meeting of CTHS at the Navan Curling Club:
Wednesday, September 8th, 7:00 PM