Plymouth Victory

A Moment from Yesterday

October 20, 2021 | Opinion | Volume 25 Issue 22
Laureen Harder-Gissing | Mennonite Archives of Ontario
(Photo: Joseph Vale / Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

Look way off in the distance behind the North American Mennonite and Brethren farm boys (looking rather dazed at their surroundings) and you will notice the ruins of ancient Athens. These young men volunteered to tend horses and other livestock on ships sent to Europe to replenish herds following the Second World War. This particular group, from the voyage of the Plymouth Victory in 1947, formed strong bonds and continued to hold reunions well into the 1990s.

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More moments from yesterday:
Grace Lao
Doris Moyer
Der Bote 1924
Cairn unveiled

(Photo: Joseph Vale / Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

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