Oh Canada. They stood on guard for us.

Ottawa ii

 R.I.P. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo murdered today guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Ottawa iii

R.I.P. Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, murdered two days ago in Saint-Hubert, Quebec.

This has been a sad week for all Canadians.  This painting by Georgia O’Keeffe from The Philips Collection in Washington entitled Leaf Motif 1,   expresses the emotions I feel tonight.

maple leaf


  1. A lot of relatives of me live in Canada. Some actually in Ottawa. We in Holland are shocked and worried by these tragic news. These officers and guards are very brave men. May there sacrifice not be forgotten.

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