Today, November 11th, I attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at The Military Museum in the morning with my family. I thought of my grandfather, who so proudly represented Canada in WWII. I thought of how he met my Granny overseas and together back here in Canada they started the family I would become part of. I remembered his brother who passed away a few years ago now who was in the RCAF and earned Distinguished Flying Cross and Distinguished Service Order. And I thought of the so many thousands of others whose stories I do not know, but for whose service and dedication I am eternally grateful.
This afternoon, I had the honour of returning to the museum to take pictures of a family with their 94 year old grandfather and great grandfather who was part of the RCAF in Burma. Their family was all together and it was a perfect day for photographs. After taking many family photographs, children started coming up to him and thanking him for his service. Tears were coming down my face as I continued to take a couple more images of this special moment.
To all veterans and the men and women part of our forces today. We remember. We are grateful. We thank you. Very much.
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