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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Remembrance Day (Canada) November 11 2005

Another November 11th passes by. I went down to Victory Square in Vancouver this morning to see the Remembrance Day ceremonies. Not as many people showed up this year because it was raining cats and dogs, and it was very cold and windy. I felt sorry for the soldiers, cadets and war veterans that had to stand at attention in the cold and wet weather for so long.

I couldn't expose my camera to the rain, so I was limited to shooting behind the crowd from under an awning. Ironically, after the Ceremonies were over, the rain stopped, and the sun even came out briefly.

Here are some photos from today:

When I look into this veteran's eyes I can only imagine the suffering he has experienced. He's been through hell and back, and for what? They say we won the war; what did we win? They say it was to stop an evil tyrant from taking over the world, but I'm sure there is a lot more to the story than that, because while he was out there selflessly risking his life to protect democracy, some corporate fat cat was back home in America watching his profits soar, and safely enjoying a soda by his swimming pool at his million dollar mansion. The rich never have to go to war.