Remembrance Day 2013

November 11th is the day in Canada where we take a moment to think back to the sacrifices made during the great wars and to the smaller conflicts. Where brave men and women strived to protect the lives of others and to ensure that our freedoms were not stripped from us. The world we live in today would not be the same were it not for the sacrifices of these people.

I have had the honor of representing a few notable stories of some of these remarkable people.

The story of Sgt. Tommy Prince will be brought to light again in 2014 as one of the six stories in the series of graphic novels, Tales from Big Spirit (written by David A Robertson and published by HighWater Press).

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You can see more about the heroics of Robert Hampton “Hammy” Gray and Billy Bishop (as well as the other recipients of the Victoria Cross for Valour) in the For Valour web comics.

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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2 thoughts on “Remembrance Day 2013

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