Windsor Veterans Appreciation Luncheon A Living History Classroom For Students

The Windsor Historical Society – Veterans Memories Project hosted their Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Day luncheon at the Serbian Centre of Windsor on Friday, November 9, 2018. This year the luncheon brought local grade 10 history students together with local veterans, not only to honour military veterans, but for the youth to meet and learn, through hearing the first hand stories and experiences of those who served our country.

The organizers have dubbed this annual experience, the “largest living history classroom in Canada”. It has been held each year around Remembrance Day since 2002 and offers free lunch to all veterans.

Established in 2002, the Windsor Historical Society – Veterans Memories Project, is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to capturing, preserving and sharing veterans stories from across Canada, the United States, Great Britain, and other NATO Countries.

For more information or to view the interviews and stories compiled to date visit https://www.veteransmemoriesproject.com

In Photos: Windsor Historical Society Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Luncheon

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

The Windsor Historical Society Veterans Memories Project Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the Serbian Center in Windsor, Ontario, on Fri., Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Dennis Marentette / Eyes On Windsor.

Dennis Marentette
Photos by Dennis Marentette

For over 35 years, Dennis Marentette has provided videography and photography services. He was the founding president of Professional Videographers group of Windsor. In 2001 he was inducted in the Wedding Videographers Hall of Fame. He has photographed many large and small events in Ontario over the years. In 2006, he recorded the enwalling of the new monument in Dieppe France to recognize the Essex Kent Scottish in the battle of Dieppe. Dennis continues to serve his community as a level 2 volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross in disaster management. Dennis is currently available to provide services through his company D.D.M. Video Production.