All branches of the armed forces are being recognized in the Sidney Museum and Archives’ annual Tribute to the Military this month.
In honour of this month of remembrance, the museum has opened up its new exhibition gallery to collectors of military artifacts, medals, documents, equipment and event art. Peter Garnham, executive director, says they rely on community members and organizations like the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Society (ANAVETS), B.C. Air Museum and local Royal Canadian Legion for the display contents.
“One year, we even had a motorcycle and sidecar used in dispatch service in the First World War,” Garnham said.
Displays pay tribute to the service of veterans in the army, navy, air force and the Merchant Navy, as well as the efforts of people back home during war time.
“The Tribute has been going on for years,” Garnham continued.
“It seems very appropriate to have the display on through November 11, Remembrance Day.”
The Tribute to the Military display at the Sidney Museum runs to Nov. 15.
The museum is open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. every day of the week and admission is by donation.