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Alt for Norge

Chiocciola's post about Norwegian Constitution Day reminded me of a Nova Scotian-Norwegian connection.

(Actually I have my own personal connection, too - my hubby's paternal genes are Norwegian. So we have made a note to attend next year's celebration hosted by the embassy in Halifax. I hadn't even known there was one until after reading Chiocciola's post and then doing some research...but I digress.)

According to Norway's official site in Canada:

In Halifax, the Norwegians set up offices for the Royal Norwegian Navy and Nortraship as well as a hospital, a seamen's church and a seamen's club. In November of 1940 they established a training facility, called Camp Norway, in Lunenburg to train gunners for Norwegian merchant ships. They also bought a hotel in Chester in which they set up a convalescent home for sick and injured seamen.

Here is a photo of the Norwegian memorial monument in Chester, Nova Scotia:

Comments (2)

How cool!! Maybe you will find a personal connection.

Very cool! Sorry I didn't see this until today! I am glad they left the little marker to show their gratitude for the hospitality.

The funny thing is that Annie had noticed a celebration in North Carolina too! Who knew there were enough Norwegians for a parade there?

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