Fields of Remembrance at Lacombe Legion, Branch #79 (Christi Albers-Manicke)

Lacombe District Historical Society honouring local soldiers

Field of Remembrance and Portraits of War

Portraits of War

Soldiers from the Lacombe area are being honoured through a Portraits of War exhibit at the Lacombe Flat Iron Museum.

Through photographs and stories of the battles soldiers fought in during the first, second, Afghanistan and Korean wars. Visitors will get a glimpse of their lives as soldiers, what soldiers saw and experienced and who they were as people before and after the war.

Also at the museum, in his honour, is a display to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the passing of Master Corporal Byron Garth Greff, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011 at the age of 28.

The Portraits of War exhibit opened Nov. 5 and will run until Dec. 23, it is open to visitors Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

This year, the Flat Iron Museum will also be open on Remembrance Day.

Field of Remembrance

The Field of Remembrance is being displayed in two parts around Lacombe this year.

This year there will be 80 crosses on display at the Lacombe Legion, Branch #79, and the remaining 20 will be on display at the Michener House Museum.

Organized by The Lacombe & District Historical Society, the Field of Remembrance began in 2020. That year, 100 crosses were made and installed on the Michener House Museum lawn by LDHS staff and volunteers.

The Field will be open to visitors Nov. 8 to 15th Nov. 15, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. but visitors are also encouraged to visit in the evenings and on weekends.

Remembrance Day