Unconcious of the cost;
But we must gauge the sacrifice
By all that they have lost.``
ABOUT THE WAR WORK PROJECT
Almost one hundred years ago, following World War I, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society published The War Work of Lennox and Addington. This remarkable little book was intended to capture the contributions of local enlisted men during the ‘War to end all Wars’, as well as the work of volunteers at home.
The contributions of our veterans in later conflicts, however, remained undocumented. In 1993, the Historical Society decided to correct the situation. Members began to gather two survey forms from each man or woman who served in World War II or the Korean Conflict. If the veteran was deceased, relatives were asked to complete the surveys as they were able.
In 1999, the Executive of the Society decided that the time was right to produce a second volume of “The War Work of Lennox and Addington”. Military writer, Stephen Fochuck, was hired by the Society to extend the research and produce a manuscript.
In 2001, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society published their second volume of ``War Work``, titled ``Remembering``. The book contains brief vignettes about each veteran; a few of the many letters written home; excerpts from interviews; information about life in Lennox and Addington during the war years; and over 200, black and white photographs. Although the book is in print, the Society has never stopped collecting information about our veterans.
``Remembering`` is available for $59.95. As the book is quite heavy, total cost including shipping is CAD68.00 within Canada; USD60.00 to the United States.