Captain Jackson Memorial (Langley Township)

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

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  • Captain Jackson Memorial (Langley Township)

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

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