Friday, 11 November 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

It's an important day in our household. JB has traditionally attended ceremonies, when he has been healthy. This year is different. He was asked to deliver Meals on Wheels instead. This, too, is an important task. He would be replacing a veteran, who wants to attend the ceremony. What could he say? Of course.

National War Memorial

In the past, he has represented Air Canada, laying a wreath in Ottawa.
We have attended many ceremonies together. Archive photos will have to suffice.

Uploaded on 11 Nov 2009 

 At the joint Remembrance Day Ceremony in Bala, Muskoka, the Ladies of Wahta sing 'Oh, Canada' in Mohawk. It was very moving. This is one part of the ceremony. They also sang Amazing Grace.

Maj. (Ret'd) Eric Devlin, 
served in Korea, Japan, before this gramma was born.
He just keeps on going!

Keith (left) a former paratrooper!
Perth, On

I asked if I could take his picture, he said yes!

A 1943 Christmas Card to my mom from Eddy, who died overseas. They were engaged.
They were so young, the soldiers. Mom had the rest of these photos in her collection. I have no idea who they are, but I laud their spirits.

My mom is in the centre photo, on the left.

My late father was discharged in 1943, after being trained, as he had a seizure while in training. It might have been a foreshadowing of his brain tumour in 2005. He was trained as a Hospital Assistant.
Dad, 1942
My dad and his sister, 1942

We must remember those who served and suffer in modern times

Globe and Mail 



TexWisGirl said...

he is still serving. bless him.

William Kendall said...

The Air Canada wreath was placed this year at the national memorial, as usual. It was a cold, windy service- there was even a bit of an incident before the service. A section of plywood came blowing down off the scaffolding around the post office into the onlookers below at Sparks. Cops and paramedics rushed on in, it all seemed orderly, and the news reports had it that a woman was taken to hospital with some injuries. I saw it fall from up on Wellington, and you could hear the collective gasp.