Bearinger, Ed

  • Photo 1 - Ed Bearinger, a conscientious objector. (MHC, Ed Bearinger Photo Collection)

  • Ed Bearinger (left) in the outfit he wore for fighting fires. (MHC, Ed Bearinger Photo Collection)

  • A forest fire burns out of control. (MHC, Ed Bearinger Photo Collection)

  • The Manual of Instruction for the alternative service work program encouraged COs to hold religious service.

  • The Canadian Legion has 1600 branches across Canada. It is open to those who have served in the military.

  • The original alternative service program for conscientious objectors involved them working in national parks across Canada.

  • Service has always been an important part of Mennonite life.

  • All of the conscientious objectors sacrificed in some way – either financially or by giving years of their life in alternative service.

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    Ed Bearinger, a conscientious objector. (MHC, Ed Bearinger Photo Collection)

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