December 12, 2017. Our last war memorial trail stop in Belgium was in Ypres, at the In Flanders Field Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the story of World War I in the West Flanders region. Pieter had arranged to donate photos, information, and the memorial plaques about Charles Benjamin Murray BUXTON and George Albert CAMPBELL to their Knowledge Centre.
Pieter met with the Registrar, Frederik Vandewiere, who seemed very happy to receive information on two Canadian soldiers, and gave Pieter a book about the museum and the work it does in preserving the past.
Besides collecting information on soldiers and battles, photos, and other artifacts, the Museum also has a collection of WWI related art. Considering the war memorial trail we’ve been following, one very poignant one recorded sentiments that were very telling.
This ended our war memorial tour in Belgium. We were eager to continue on to The Netherlands, where our first stop would be in Harlingen to visit the grave of WWII pilot Elmer Muttart, whose story has been told previously on this blog. (See The Elmer Bagnall Muttart Story). Comments or stories? You can share them by emailing us at email@example.com or by commenting on this blog.
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