01 July 2011

1 July: Celebrate ... and remember

At 9 am folks already crowded on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to get a good spot for Canada Day celebrations.

This hour (local time) and day 95 years ago mark the battle at Beaumont Hamel during the Battle of the Somme. Newfoundland troops advanced and  "of the 780 men who went forward only about 110 survived unscathed."

1 comment:

J said...

Thank you for photos and remembrance.