The Town of Gravenhurst is marking the 100 year anniversary of one of the most revered pieces of wartime writing. It’s happening May 4th and 5th at the Gravenhurst Public Library in partnership with Legion Branch #302 and the Gravenhurst Archives. John McCrae’s famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ will get a special presentation called ‘Treating the Wounded, Burying the Dead’.

The informative talk will be led by chair of the archives Judy Humphries who will commemorate the iconic poem, a heroic doctor and a devastating battle during the Great War.

More from Humphries about the presentation…

and the iconic poem itself…

Presentation times: (Registration not required)

May 4th presentation – 1:30 p.m. – Gravenhurst Public Library, 180 Sharpe St W, Gravenhurst

May 5th presentation – 6:30 p.m. – Gravenhurst Public Library, 180 Sharpe St W, Gravenhurst

The public are encouraged to attend and learn more about one of the most popular and most quoted poems from the war.