Lest we forget

This morning I walked up to the National War Memorial with my camera in tow to be among the 35,000 young and old to honour and remember the Canadians who lost their lives fighting on behalf of their country in wars and military missions.  With the layers of crowds I was unable to view the ceremony unfolding first hand, but the large screen televisions were helpful.  This year our Governor General, David Johnston, was flanked at the memorial by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, this year’s Silver Cross Mother, Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr and other dignitaries.  Prayers were heard, there was a 21-gun salute, and a flypast of two Canadian Forces CF-18 jets.  I was fortunate to have have grabbed a photo of the two CF-18’s.  Most of my photos today were taken after the ceremonies as the marchers passed by.  When the dignitaries departed the crowds lingered around the National War Memorial, a fun spot for taking photographs and bumping into old friends or colleagues.

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4 thoughts on “Lest we forget

  1. Dr. Patricia Mossman

    An interesting and colorful collage of photos at the Nov. 11 ceremonies in Ottawa. I am just watching the ceremony on the news and am trying to see you there Ribbie!

    • Robbie

      Hi Pat, I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. I saw the cameraman pass by a few times, maybe you saw me 🙂

  2. Darlene McDonald

    Robbie, you need to go to the Flight Museum, you will see the Typhoon Aircraft that Gord and Harry Hardy donated to the Museum in Memory of the Second World War Typhoon Fighter Pilots. They had them made up in Halifax and Gord took the Typhoon Pilots and flew them around to several on the Flight Museum around the world. You will find one at Juno Beach, London, and a few other places.

  3. Robbie

    Darlene, that’s amazing, thanks for sharing this information on the Typhoons. I’ll be sure to check them out at the museum.

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