let’s not forget

2 November 2008

There are hardly any WWI veterans left in our world today.  When they are gone, says RH Thomson, so will the living history of this war.  68,000 Canadian soldiers lost their lives in this war.  To understand the impact of that number on the country at that time, based on todays population, it would be as 290,000 soldiers were killed in the last four years in Afghanistan.

This vigil is Thomson’s way to let the families of these people know they are not forgotten.  It’s a passionate and beautiful project. 

http://www.1914-1918.ca/vigil.aspx?lang=en

“Memory is part of what makes us human.”

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