This year African Heritage Month is honouring the No. 2 Construction Battalion with the theme of: Legacy of Commitment – They Fought to Fight. Black men from Nova Scotia, the rest of Canada, the United States, and the British West Indies formed the No.2 Construction Battalion, C.E.F. with the largest contingent coming from Nova Scotia. In March 1917, they went overseas to provide support on the Western Front in Europe. They assisted in forestry, dug trenches, built railroads, repaired roads, and laid barbed wire. The Battalion disbanded in 1920. This year during African Heritage Month, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battalion and honour the legacy of commitment that was demonstrated.