Poet Laureate plans salute at 19 Wing

Friday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Comox Air Force Museum

  • Nov. 4, 2015 2:00 p.m.

 

Comox Valley Poet Laureate Kevin Flesher will lead a poetical salute to the military on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Comox Air Force Museum, located outside the main gate at 19 Wing Comox. The event is open to the public and will be held in the museum’s library.

Flesher will read a selection of poems and songs by and about soldiers from around the world and across the ages.

“The intention of the event is to celebrate, inspire and cultivate poems by, for and about soldiers, today, tomorrow and yesterday,” explained Flesher. “From ancient Greece to Victorian England to modern warfare, soldiers have expressed themselves with verse.”

Members of the 19 Wing Defence Team, retired or serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, or military enthusiasts within the public are invited to bring poetry to share during the event. The poetical salute will be suitable for all ages.