Communication today is almost instant with technology, you can chat with anyone around the world anytime you wish through texting, skype, instant messenger,facetiming and the list goes on. In the early years before this technology communication was through mail or telegram only if you happen to have the availability. Weeks could pass without communication.
But for one 10 year old boy, one tiny piece of communication, a Valentines card from his dad in 1945 while he was in Europe during World War 2 becomes a treasure with a life time memory between a dad and son.
Pictured to the left is Issac (Allen) Kennedy, the little boy , who now lives near Fredericton and is a retired military officer. Issac stands with his mother Mary and father Trooper Issac Harry Kennedy of the 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars ,who sent him a valentines from overseas in 1945. The 71 year old valentine card is now on display at the 8th Hussars Museum in Sussex New Brunswick.
Issac's full story can be found at the 8th Hussars Museum.
We have a display at the 8th Hussars Museum which is called "Letters Home"
Beside this display is a copy of a newspaper article written by the King's County Record of and interview with Allen Kennedy.