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Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. There are three things I always know about this day:
1) I'll lose my poppy about ten times
2) I'll stand for two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m.
3) I'll call my Grandfather and thank him for all the sacrifices that he and other Canadians made many years ago.
There are prayer books and tin mugs.
This uniform was donated with a picture of the young man who wore it.
So young, but showing so much pride for his country.
This strapping young man is Private Allan Anderson. His family donated many artifacts, including a worn out journal that he carried.
"The one I REALLY Love"
Written Feb 22. 41.
While waiting at train for further orders.
Private Allan Anderson
Royal Regiment of Canada
Camp Borden Military Camp
Joined R.R.C. on July 4. 40.
Reason - DUTY to my country.
Private Anderson was killed within a couple years of this journal entry.
My grandfather slowly walked around every vehicle and I had to wonder what he was thinking.
Some of these pieces will never be used again.
But others are getting new life. One of the museum founders is working with students and car enthusiasts to restore some of these vehicles to their former glory. This one now goes in parades.
There is still much work that needs to be done, but the fact that these young people are not only learning so much about their trade, but also about their country and ultimately themselves, is a major accomplishment.
On a final note, I give thanks to all the people who fight for our freedom, including our troops overseas right now. Thank you.