Burnaby Remembers
06 Nov

Burnaby Remembers

On November 11, we pause with two minutes of silence to honour and remember the many men and women who have sacrificed their lives for their country. Burnaby has a proud history of citizens who have served overseas for more than 100 years, including the First and Second World Wars and contemporary times.

Many personal stories and records are held and preserved in the collections of the Burnaby Village Museum and the City of Burnaby Archives. A selection of these records and items are indexed and accessible on Heritage Burnaby. In the spirit of the occasion, we have provided some links below for you to learn more.

World War I

Our World War One online collection includes photographs, artifacts, books and book chapters:

Photographs - Wars - World War, 1911-1914

Artifacts-Wars-World War, 1911-1914

Digital Book Chapters - Wars - World War, 1911-1914

Books - Wars - World War, 1911-1914

 World War II

Our World War Two online collection includes photographs, artifacts, books and oral histories:

Artifacts - Wars - World War, 1939-1945

Books - Wars - World War, 1939-1945

Photographs - Wars - World War, 1939-1945

Oral Histories - Wars - World War, 1939-1945

Burnaby also has a series of heritage landmarks that you can visit, or read more about online:

Burnaby South High School Cenotaph & Memorial Tennis Courts

North Burnaby Cenotaph

Burnaby Civic Employees Union Memorial Fountain

South Burnaby Cenotaph

 For additional information regarding these records, contact the Burnaby Village Museum -kate.petrusa@burnaby.ca or the City of Burnaby Archives - archives@burnaby.ca

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