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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Remembrance Day (Canada) November 11

I attended this year's November 11th Remembrance Day ceremonies again at Victory Square. This year I arrived there early and I was able to get a better view of the ceremony.

I don't think I need to say very much, as these photos speak for themselves, however, I will say that I am forever grateful to these men and women veterans, who fought to protect the freedom of all Canadians.

This is Pte. Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith. He is Canada's last surviving recipent of the Victoria Cross, awarded to only 94 Canadians for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. You can read his incredible story here.
Pte. Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith

Pte. Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith

Pte. Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith

Here is the lovely Mrs. Pamela Martin of CTV News (Vancouver) in a live interview during the Remembrance Day Ceremonies:

And one more of Pamela;


bingo and betty said...


K Murphy J said...

Absolutely wonderful photos. And Pte. Ernest Smith's story was just incredible.

ting-aling said...

So where was Tamara Taggart?

Luis Liwanag said...

awesome reportage, I wonder who that photojg is in the middle of your images...I am just curious