I am a bit of a history geek.
I grew up in a family of passionate British and Canadian history buffs. Vacations were spent exploring historic sites, and dinner discussions were often debates about some historic figure or event. When I moved to Niagara last year, I knew I would have plenty of War of 1812 sites nearby to explore.
What I never knew, though, was about Niagara’s role in the First World War.
I’ve been attending a series of lectures at The Niagara Historical Museum this year, all about Niagara’s part in World War One. Each lecture begins with a discussion of a local man who went off to serve, and what happened to them. Some came back, some did not. And today – on Remembrance Day – we remember all of the men and women who have served their country so selflessly.
Appropriately, Diamond Estates Wines has created two wines to recognize those who have served and continue to serve in Canada’s military. A portion of the proceeds from 1914 Honour and 1914 Valour wines will be given to the True Patriot Love Foundation.
Whether your preference is white or red, I hope you will join me in raising a glass in their memory.