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Remembrance Day 2021

Due to COVID-19 many people, including myself, were hesitant to gather at the usual locations to pay our respects this Remembrance Day. In lieu of attending a Remembrance Day service, I submit these shots from an installation at College Park entitled the Colour of Courage. From the title plaque: This installation is a tribute to all who have sacrificed their lives for us throughout history. The individuals here remind us… 

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day. I’d like to pay my deep respects once more to the uncle I never knew who gave his life in WWII, along with so many others, so that we could all be free. Thank you, Uncle George. George Clifford Quartly Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), R.C.I.C., Company C Killed in action near Monte Cassino, ItalyMay 23, 1944 Uncle George is buried in Cassino War CemeteryCassino,… 

You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop

This one has made the rounds before but as Remembrance Day approaches it is a great reminder to honour November 11th. In France, at a fairly large conference, Former Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper was asked by a French cabinet minister if Canadian involvement in Afghanistan was just an example of “empire building.” Mr. Harper answered by saying: Over the years, Canada has sent many of its fine young men… 

Never Forget

Today is Remembrance Day, and I’d like to pay tribute to my uncle George Quartly (my mother’s brother), killed in World War II. I never knew my uncle George as he died many years before I was born, but I had heard a lot about him over the years. I understand he was quite young when he was sent overseas to fight in the war. George was in Princess Patricia’s… 

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