100 years since the beginning of the First World War

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 15:30


Mark the 100 years since the beginning of the First World War at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site on August 4th, 2014 starting at 12:10 pm. 

August 4th 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, and the Halifax Citadel is commemorating the event with a unique opportunity for all visitors to learn more about this important chapter in history. Listen as the people at the very heart of it recount key moments of the early hours of the Great War that was to forever change Canada. Get a sense of what it was like to enlist for service at a recruiting station, and find out how the brave men and women who served lived through these difficult times. Soldiers in WW1 uniforms, films and displayed artifacts give visitors a glimpse into wartime life. Witness the firing of four field guns - one for every year that the war lasted. Visit the Army Museum's newest exhibit, Road to Vimy and Beyond, which honours the sacrifice of the soldiers, many of them from Nova Scotia. 

The commemoration will begin after the noon gun firing, from 12:10 pm to 4 pm, on Monday August 4. 

For more info, call 902-426-5080 or email halifax.citadel@pc.gc.ca