Heritage Day celebration

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The Museum of Industry in Stellarton celebrated Heritage Day today, Feb. 15, with a display of military artifacts, in honour of Lt. Edward Arab who was a soldier, lawyer and grandson of some of the earliest Lebanese immigrants to Nova Scotia.

In the summer of 1942, Edward joined the Canadian Infantry Corps and was deployed in September 1944 to fight for Canada during the Second World War. He was killed along with members of his regiment in the Dutch town of Bergen op Zoom on Oct. 25, 1944.

Standing behind a display of military artifacts, including Arab’s cap badge, at the museum are Tyson Bowen, left, veteran and founder of Real Canadian Recreation, and David Avery of the Pictou County Military Museum.

(Jardine photo)