Leeds & Grenville Branch – May 2024 Presentation – Poppies in a Field of Stones – With Jan Briggs-McGowan

Join us on Monday, May 6th at 7:00 pm via Zoom for our presentation Poppies in a Field of Stones with Jan Briggs-McGowan.  Jan is an OGS member and an active member of the Bruce County Genealogical Society and the Royal Canadian Legion.  Over the past decade she has been inspired to create a lasting recognition of Canada’s veterans with the Poppy Rocks project.  In recent years she has arranged for the creation and placement of more than 700 stones painted with poppies and placed on the graves of veterans in the Bruce County region.

Last November a group of grade 6 students in Kemptville painted their own poppy rocks for placement at the local cenotaph.  Jan is hoping to inspire us in Leeds & Grenville to build on this initiative and ensure that we pass on the act of remembrance to younger generations. To register for this presentation, click here.