Remembrance Day 2016

 

 Courtesy of Sergeant Pat McCarthy - Retired - Canadian Army

 

 

 

 


   Remembrance Day 2015

   
       

 

 Courtesy of Videographer Pat McCarthy 

We hear about remembering and see the inescapable images of ballroom dancing, a navy GALA show, Winston Churchill and liberation of Europe in 1945(Newsreels).  The Poem " In Flanders Fields " is deep in our national memory. 

We also hear " God keep our land glorious and free, Oh Canada, we stand on guard for Thee." 

Many, to whom we are grateful, are now silent and invisible.

So is peace, freedom, love and faith. So are memories and dreams. Thank you, Sergeant Pat McCarthy - Retired  

  





 

 


 Something To Share This Remembrance

It is the VETERAN , not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN
who has given us freedom of the press. 
VETERAN, not the reporter,
It is the VETERAN , not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN , not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN , not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN , not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN.     

Yours In Comradeship, Wayne Stickley   


Commemoration of Victory in Europe: VE Day, May 8th, 1945   

 

Courtesy of Sergeant Pat McCarthy

      Retired - Canadian Army  

 Attached is a link to my video on YOUTUBE. The video is in commemoration of seventy years of victory in Europe, VE Day, May 8th, 1945. On that day, revelry reigned, as the world marked the day the Wehrmacht officially laid down its arms.

     For the first time in almost six years, people, jubilant, took to the streets, in global celebration.  

   The War In Europe Was Finally Over

At the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremony in Waterdown Ontario, we heard the words " But we are thankful today most of all for the freedom, which we enjoy " and " So my message today is, don't waste your freedom."

We also heard the powerful words " With gratitude and reference, we remember them and commend them to God's safekeeping, grateful for their courage, their devotion and their sacrifice." 

Finally, we see the doves, so symbolic of freedom, knowing that " Canadians make great sacrifices to liberate Europe and free millions from the grip of tyranny. Their valour rightfully earned them the recognition as The Greatest Generation.

 November 11, 2014 


 

Video courtesy of Patrick McCarthy   

 Photo courtesy of the Flamborough Review 

 


 

 


This is a  Remembrance Day story about a former member of the Canadian Provost Corps during WWII, a "Private Henry Rohloff" who was accidentally killed in England in 1945. 

 The Ottawa Citizen randomly select names from the National Books of Remembrance and try to put a story to the person who made the supreme sacrifice for  our country. They were seeking any additional information that the C Pro C Association may have on record. (It is the practise of the Citizen to pick a name at random from the National Books Of Remembrance and do a story on them on Remembrance Day each year.) I promptly notified the Editor that the C Pro C Association had no record of him other then his entry on the "Honour Roll" segment of the Association web site.

 
   Remembrance Day 2013   

  George "Pip" Allen

 


 

 

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