In 1860 a courageous Ojibwe (Mississauga) woman, Nahneebahweequay, or “Nahnee”, known in English as Catharine Sutton, crossed the North Atlantic. She presented important land claims to Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace.
Grey County residents have been involved in many conflicts, including the War of 1812 and the 1837 Rebellion, modern 19th and 20th century conflicts, and many in between.
Looking back, there is a lot we might be critical of with respect to WWI: its rampant imperialism, classism and the punitive Treaty of Versailles which ended it, contributing to the conditions which led to WWII.
99 years ago the thunder of guns signaled the start of the Great War, to which more than 600 000 Canadian men and women answered the call and enlisted.