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Presentation to Langley Township Council on a memorial for WWI veteran Captain Jackson.

Presentation to Langley Township Council on a memorial for WWI veteran Captain Jackson.

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  • 1. Captain Jackson Commemoration Presentation to Council May 25, 2009
  • 2. Presentation Outline
    • Introduction
    • Purpose of the Presentation
    • Project Background
    • Relevant History
    • Proposed Commemoration
    • Partners and Appreciation
  • 3. Purpose of the Presentation
    • To update Council on an Heritage Advisory Committee initiative to commemorate Captain Hector Jackson
  • 4. Project Background
    • Petition to the Heritage Advisory Committee from the Jackson Family, May 26, 2008
    • Trial propagation in cultivating heritage trees from the four remaining First World War memorial trees in the Township
    • Recent and anticipated publications on the life and letters of Captain Hector Jackson
    • Community and media interest culminating November 11, 2008
  • 5. History: Remembering the Fallen Capt. Hector John Roderick Jackson, M.C.   10 th Canadian Engineers   Canadian Expeditionary Force   1892 – 1920
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  • 39. Proposed Commemoration Site Location and Rationale
  • 40. Historical Criteria
    • Close proximity to the original Jackson farm on 24 th Avenue near 256 th Street in Aldergrove
  • 41. Safety Considerations
    • Compliance with the site line requirements for road safety
  • 42. Provision for Parking
    • Opportunity to park temporarily to view the memorial
  • 43. Environmental Considerations
    • Compatibility with the existing creek adjacent to the road which is not rated environmentally sensitive
  • 44. Site Elements
    • Boulevard Crossing
    • Restored memorial stone, concrete base and interpretative bronze plaque
    • Memorial Tree
  • 45. Interpretive Plaque & Wording
    • MEMORIAL TREE
    • Red Maple
    • Acer rubrum L
    • This tree was planted in 2009 to replace one placed on this road in 1923 in memory of Captain Hector John Roderick Jackson, M.C.
    • Many commemorative trees, most now lost, were planted throughout the community in honour of soldiers from Langley who died during or shortly after the First World War.
    • DEDICATED BY THE LANGLEY HERITAGE SOCIETY
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    • THE TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY
  • 46. Red Maple Memorial Tree Acer rubrum L
  • 47. Target Completion November 11, 2009
  • 48. Partners & Appreciation
    • Langley Heritage Society
    • Canadian War Graves Commission
    • The Jackson Family
    • Kent & Carolyn Strobel
    • Township of Langley, Transportation Engineering
    • Township of Langley, Parks Design & Development
    • Township of Langley, Recreation Culture and Parks
    • Mr. Warren Sommer