Lest we forget

2020 look back #5


 
2020 look back #5
 
In Memoriam – Let these few images of remembrances from this past year represent all those who are sadly no longer with us. Today, the heartbreaking number of total coronavirus deaths posted worldwide stands at 1,807,472, a number that is hard to comprehend. The journey we are all on together still has a long way to go, as we say thank you to the heroes amongst us once again.

lest we forget 🇨🇦


 

“In Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives So That We May Live In Peace”
Remembrance Day – November 11th 2020

VJ Day


 

Pacific Spirit Park – 15.8.20 – acrylic on canvas

Painted today to honour the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day, which marks the end of the war in the Pacific and the Second World War. Lest we forget.

D-Day 76


 
On the 76th Anniversary of D-Day we remember with gratitude the 150,000 Allied troops that stormed the beaches of Northern France and began the march towards victory and the overthrow of Hitler and the Nazi regime.

Seventy six years later a different generation is now marching throughput the world for victory over a different enemy, an enemy clothed in the uniform of racism, injustice and autocracy. Like the heroes of yesterday storming those beaches the heroes of today demonstrating in the streets will also be victorious.

Lest we forget 🇨🇦

VEDay75


 
Victory Square in Vancouver today on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day marking the end of the war in Europe in which 1.1 million Canadians served and 45,000 payed the ultimate price. The square has been planted with tulips in the form of the emblematic remembrance poppy.
 

Lest we forget.

Canada Remembers


 
On the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by the Canadian Armed Forces what better way with which to honour them all than with these Dutch tulips in triumphant bloom on our deck in today’s glorious sunshine.
 

 

Lest we forget.
 

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season of grief


 
In the words of the Canadian Prime Minister our “season of grief” continues, as today we mourn the loss of six members of the Canadian Armed Forces whose helicopter went down off the coast of Greece: Sub. Lt Abbigail Cowbrough; Capt. Brenden Ian MacDonald; Capt. Kevin Hagen; Capt. Maxime Miron-Morin; Sub-Lt. Matthew Pyke; Master Cpl. Matthew Cousins. We send heartfelt condolences to all the families of these Canadian Armed Forces heroes who are grieving today, as we grieve with them. 🇨🇦
 
Sub.Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough who was a young Nova Scotia naval officer played her bagpipes only two weeks ago on the deck of HMCS Fredericton to mourn the loss of her fellow Nova Scotians who were so cruelly murdered.
 

lest we forget


 

“In Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives So That We May Live In Peace”

The Colours of Vancouver’s Regiments, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver.

Lest we forget

Dedicated to Captain Matthew Dawe, commander of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton, Alberta. He was one of six Canadian soldiers, along with an Afghan interpreter, killed in 2007 when their armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb approximately 20 km southwest of Kandahar City. Captain Dawe’s mother Reine was this year’s Silver Cross Mother at the National War Memorial Remembrance Day service in Ottawa. 🇨🇦