“I made up my mind that where our men went under so much more dreadful conditions I could go, and I am very proud to have been able even in a small way to commemorate the deeds of my countrymen.”
Mary Riter Hamilton (b. 1873 – d. 1954)
Canada’s 1st Female Battlefield Artist
“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
― Anne Frank (b. 12 June 1929 – d. February 1945, aged 15)
The Trews’ song “Highway of Heroes” is a fitting tribute to those who died in the line of duty.
I hope everyone takes a moment to observe a minute of silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11:00 am, 11 November).
On Remembrance Day 1999, Terry Kelly was in a grocery store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
At 10:55 a.m. an announcement came over the store’s PA asking customers who would be on the premises at 11:00 a.m. to observe two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who sacrificed so much for us. All customers and staff observed the two minutes except for one man. This song came out of that experience.
My grandfather lied about his age to enlist. At seventeen years old, he fought in World War I. The experience haunted him until his death at 96 years old.
I will be observing the two minutes of silence.