Saturday, December 27, 2008

Remembering the fallen ...

They had names ... families ... and this Holy Season, it is important to remember them as more than just numbers on a page of statistics.

We need to see their faces, and hear their names, and remember them for who they were and remain in the hearts of those who have known and loved them, and who mourn them this day ...

From December 5th 2008 ... soldiers 98, 99 and 100 to fall in service to Canada on Afghanistan soil:

Warrant Officer Robert Wilson,

Pte. Demetrios Diplaros

Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren

And then from December 13th came the news of hree more fallen soldiers taking the tally of the fallen to 103 ...

Cpl. Thomas James Hamilton, left,
Pte. Justin Peter Jones, centre,
and Pte. John Michael Roy Curwin, right,
all members of Golf Company,
2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment,
based at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick.

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