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Okanagan Military Museum



What's with all the Symbols?
A Study of Military Emblems

Sym-bol \sim´bel\ n 2: something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance; esp. a visible sign of something invisible <the lion is a ~ of courage> 5: an act, sound, or object having cultural significance and the capacity to excite or objectify a response.
Webster’s 9th New Collegiate Ed. 1977

Symbols hold great importance for military organizations - from identifications of units to ranks symbols - have played a part in military history and continue to have a role in modern military forces. Come see the museum's collection of some of these special symbols in the new display currently at the Okanagan Military Museum.

Continue to opinion piece on the importance of military symbology in British and Canadian military culture -
The Black Watch Regiment

Come down and see it for yourself along with our many other displays!

The museum's temorary exhibits are opportunities to showcase items held in the collection that can't be on permanent display. They also add some variety to the museum's displays so that you'll always find something new when you visit.

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