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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

True patriotism, true sacrifice

-20 degrees C in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, - the coldest day so far - and still the people came out to remember.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_Canada_during_World_War_I:
For the first time in its history, Canadian forces fought as a distinct unit, first under a British commander and then under a Canadian-born commander.[4] The highpoints of Canadian military achievement during the First World War came during the Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele battles and what later became known as "Canada's Hundred Days".[5] Canada's total casualties stood at the end of the war at 67,000 killed and 250,000 wounded, out of an expeditionary force of 620,000 people mobilized (39% of mobilized were casualties).[6]