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Celebrating William Hall: 1st NS Recipient of the Victoria Cross



“To me, beauty is inclusion– every size, every colour– that's the world I live in.”


William Neilson Hall, seaman (born 25 April 1829 in Horton Bluff [now Lockhartville], NS; died 25 August 1904 near Hantsport, NS). William Hall was the first Black person, the first Nova Scotian and the first Canadian naval recipient of the Victoria Cross.




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I love that we honour a different Nova Scotian each year on Heritage Day.

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