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Fort William Pipe Band Postcard "Time shall not erase our gratitude to you"

Pipe bands such as the one below welcomed returning soldiers where ever they landed in Canada. Previous | Home | Next


This Postcard was found in the collection of Walter Henry Powell. The message on the back states:

"Greetings from Fort William"

"Welcome Home! Sons and Daughters of Canada Welcome Home!

Fort William has been "A House By the Side of the Road" to thousands of the nation's warriors on their way to the ramparts of Freedom. Here, "where East meets West and West Meets East," we have said farewell to you and your comrades in arms proudfully but ever conscious of the sacrifices and the pain of conflict which would be yours to endure.

And now, upon your return, Fort William greets you with a heartfelt welcome tempered only by the marks of strain and combat which you bear, and the silent ranks of your unreturning comrades. May this printed token from the people of Fort William remain among your souvenirs, an ever living reminder that time shall not erase our gratitude to you our defenders and deliverers in mankind's strife unto Victory."

back of Fort Williams postcard