Born in 1984, I was born into a military family, and grew up during some interesting times.
I was baptized on the HMCS (Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship) Restigouche, and my name was engraved on the ships bell, which is now in a naval museum after the ship was decommissioned.
I’ve always had a fond respect and appreciation for the military, and a very special appreciation for our WWII veterans.
As I got older, I found myself becoming more and more interested by military history and through reading, I’ve learned so much about our Canadians at war during the Second World War, and the heroic actions and the ultimate sacrifices our men paid.
It’s because of these men that we don’t have to live in fear, that we can live a free life and do as we wish.
I am a member of the Atlantic Canadian WWII Living History Association, and a reason as to why I joined this group was so I could learn more about the contributions that Canadians made during the Second World War, and also to honor my grandfathers and show my respect and appreciation for the veterans.
I’ve always wanted to teach history, and being a member of this living history group allows me to feel like in some way I’m teaching others, of what our veterans did and through wearing the uniform of a Canadian soldier of WWII, I can show them what they looked like, what they carried into battle, and what sacrifices they made.
This blog, is in dedication of the men of returned from the war, and in memory of those who forever rest with their brothers-in-arms in the Canadian graves in Europe.
Lest We Forget.