One of the most touching stories of our Polo Park event was of Fallen Hero David Stranger. Researched and commissioned by the Calvin Christian School classes, this aboriginal soldier hailed from Manitoba and lost his life in the First World War. To our shock, family members of the fallen happened to be at Polo Park and saw the memorial. After reaching out to some of the family members, the great-grandson of STRANGER came down in full traditional clothing to pose for pictures with the print. This story was also picked up by the television network APTN on their national news broadcast. Below is a link to the news story of Chris (Great-Grandson) for your viewing. Being able to reach out to the family members of our fallen and helping each individual feel pride for their families’ sacrifice is a top priority for our foundation.
June 14 2016 – Sherwood Park, AB – Together with Bonnie Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Legion Tofield Branch, the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation was invited to join family members of local fallen heroes in a presentation to the County of Strathcona Council of memorial prints. 18 new prints will be joining 12 already prominently on display on the Wall of Remembrance located outside of the Council Chambers at the County of Strathcona Municipal Building.
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Miss Ferguson for her commitment and determination to honouring the fallen and the Strathcona County Council Members for their commitment to bringing these fallen back home.
Our sincerest gratitude is extended to the family members of the fallen. We are pleased so many family members could join us for the event and witness their loved ones forever be remembered for their sacrifice.
Please check out the news article from the Sherwood Park News at http://www.sherwoodparknews.com/2016/06/20/fallen-strathcona-county-heroes-remembered