The war in Afghanistan hit close to home when a 21-year-old soldier from Chute-à-Blondeau, east of Hawkesbury, was killed near Kandahar September 13.
The death of Private Patrick Lormand touched our community. Many citizens attended his military funeral last week.
At Remembrance Day ceremonies, veterans speak of their fallen comrades in philosophical terms, saying the departed never had the opportunity to grow old.
Sadly, too many of the casualties of this conflict will also remain forever young.