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Golson Moldon

11th Day, 11th Hour of the 11th Month

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Will be thinking of the grandfather I never got to meet, who was a World War II vet.

 

My great-granfather was a veteran of World War I. Obviously, he passed away long before I was born.

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I never say lest we forget in regular conversation, and only today because you were once pissed about someone saying it out of turn on this board Jordan. Now I understand why you said that.

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Remember those not here today,

And those unwell or far away,

And those who never lived to see,

the end of war and Victory,

And every friend who passed our way,

Remembered of as of yesterday,

It's absent friends we miss the most,

To ALL, let's drink a loving toast.

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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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Today is a very wet and rainy day on the east coast so all the ceremonies where I parade were held inside this year. There was no parade or cenetaph ceremony.

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It snowed (and quite heavily at times) during the ceremony in Walkerton, but all activities went ahead as planned.

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Population of Canada in 1945: 12,072,000

 

Number of Canadian serving in WWII: 1,100,000

 

Number of Canadians killed in action: 45,400

 

Number of Canadians wounded: Approx. 60,000

 

Only 100,000 were conscripted.

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Population of Canada in 1945: 12,072,000

 

Number of Canadian serving in WWII: 1,100,000

 

Number of Canadians killed in action: 45,400

 

Number of Canadians wounded: Approx. 60,000

 

Only 100,000 were conscripted.

 

Population of Canada in 1914: 7,879,000

 

Number of Canadian serving in WWI: 600,000

 

Number of Canadians killed in action: 67,000

 

Number of Canadians wounded: Approx. 173,000

 

120,000 Conscripts were raised, of whom 47,000 were sent overseas.

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