Nearly 250 men, and one woman, from Creston and Kootenay Lake, British Columbia enlisted in the First World War. From St. Julien to the Hundred Days; in the trenches, in the air, and on the sea, they served and fought in every capacity.
Over eight hundred men and women served in the Second World War, joining the air force, the army, the navy, even some special forces.
Thousands more - those left at home - endured the rationing, the fundraising, and the constant anxiety for their loved ones in uniform.
Here, we present two important stories in Creston Valley's military history:
Additional exhibits will be added in time.
The absence of over eight hundred young men and women from the Creston Valley during the Second World War made...