Honour a Hero is a 3000 sq. foot exhibit of Canadian Military artifacts from 1812 to Afghanistan. It is displayed for one week each
year for the public and is interactive for the school children to visit. It is an excellent source of material for historians and any
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102 Walkerton
Presents The 18th Annual
Honour A Hero Display
Remembrance: Of those who made the supreme sacrifice in all wars.
Veterans: To honour the men and women who currently serve or have served our country at home and abroad.
Education: Of the youth and general public of what our veterans have done for us during the war.
Preservation: Of our military history.
Admission Free- Donations Accepted
By: Clarence Kieffer
Each year it takes approximately forty dedicated legion members and general public to setup the exhibit. Sixty enthusiastic student volunteers in running the Honour A Hero program for the week. I cannot express my deepest gratitude to all the volunteers for taking time out of their lives to help in running this program.
One of my greatest passions is to impart my knowledge of war to the younger generation who hopefully will pass the torch of Remembrance on to the next generation. Every year local schools and teachers are contacted to set up a time to view the exhibit. The education system cannot teach the school children about the war years in a classroom setting, as we can through the Honour A Hero exhibit and program. The exhibit was divided in to eight stations with two students at each location. The students talk about the artifacts that are within their station and in turn pass this knowledge on to the elementary students.
By: Clarence Kieffer
2018 Display Hours
Monday November 5th to Thursday November 8th 9am-5pm
Friday November 9th 9am-8pm
Saturday November 10th 10am-4pm
Sunday November 11th 12pm-4pm
Notice to teachers: The Honour A Hero committee is introducing a new way to book your tour of the exhibit. Please click on the link above to view the schedule. To book a date and time please and an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your school name, number of students (Maximum of 75 at one time) and grade.
The 17th Honour A Hero program was a success with 425 students and 275 adults from the public in attendance. We were honoured to have a small group of residents from Brucelea Haven enjoy the personal tour of the exhibit and comradeship afterwards. The public in attendance throughout the week came from all over Southwestern Ontario, Mount Forest, Waterloo, Kitchener, St. Thomas, Mississauga, Orillia, International Exchange student from Australia, and special members of the Canadian Service Personal from the Meaford Tank Range.
In 2018 the community will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I. The Honour A Hero exhibit has six stations of information on our Walkerton men that include those that paid the supreme sacrifice, those decorated with medals from the Victory Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal and others. Artifacts include uniforms, helmets, gas mask, pictures, Walkerton Telescope newspaper articles from 1914 -1919, personal stories, postcards, badges, 160th Bruce Battalion artifacts and battalion history all for everyone to view.
This year there are approximately fifty new artifacts with picture of Camp Borden 1916, badges, 100th Anniversary Military plate, articles highlighting the Boer War 1899 - 1902, and many other artifacts for the students and the public to view in this interactive exhibit.
The Royal Canadian Legion encourages everyone to take the time out of their busy lives to learn about our local military history from our veterans of the past and present Canadian Service Personal that serve our country so we can live in peace.