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Praying to Get the Flag Up the Pole

When a Canadian soldier dies in Afghanistan, or any where else they are serving in the world, the Legion branch I belong to lowers their flag to half staff. The usual protocol for a period of mourning is 10 days or the day of the funeral, which ever comes first. On...
We Will Remember Him

We Will Remember Him

They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them In memory of our fallen Canadian: Tpr Larry Rudd — Afghanistan May 24, 2010 Always Caring...
We Will Remember Him

We Will Remember Him

They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them In memory of our fallen Canadian: Col Geoff Parker — Afghanistan May 18, 2010 Always...
We Will Remember Him

We Will Remember Him

They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them In memory of our fallen Canadian: Pvt Kevin Thomas McKay — Afghanistan May 13, 2010 Always...

Canada’s Navy Turns 100; I Remember My Grandfather

On Tuesday of this week what used to be called the Royal Canadian Navy, now known as Maritime Command, turned 100 years old. I take note of this milestone for two reasons. The first reason I took note on Tuesday was I rose to the news that the first sailor to die in...