Sunday, November 18, 2007

Lasting Salute


Everyone in the small community of Harrington, Québec turned out for a dedication of a plaque in the memory of two World War II veterans who never made it back home from the battlefields of Europe. It is a simple and fitting tribute.

During the ceremony, one of the veteran's brothers remembered the horrible pain the whole family felt when that sickening news first arrived. Harry was dead.

Many of those in the crowd were childhood friends of the two boys who were killed in Italy and Holland.

Fiddles, bagpipes and the occasional sniffle filled the crisp air.

2 comments:

Why Oxbow? said...

Great shot Richard--you ought to send it on to The Globe and Mail or someplace like that! Or keep it for your coffee table book--Through the Newsman's Lens!

Why Oxbow? said...

Great shot Richard--you ought to send it on to The Globe and Mail or someplace like that! Or keep it for your coffee table book--Through the Newsman's Lens!