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  • Bill Tulk
    August 16, 2012 - 08:32

    Mr. Ford, Thank you and your generation for the freedoms we enjoy today. I'm 58 years old and have enjoyed a pleasant and peaceful life thanks to you and all the men and women who gave so much during The Wars on our behalf. I, for one, will never forget that. All the best, Bill Tulk

  • wa
    August 16, 2012 - 08:00

    It's an unfortunate fact of history that such anniversaries stop being commemorated a few generations after they occur. Does anybody now know when Trafalger day is ? or the Battle of Waterloo or even the war in which these battles were fought. In their time these were pivotal events that quite probably changed the course of history. In another 50 or 60 years I expect that WW2 will be relegated to the same place in history as the Napoleonic wars. This is in no way meant to diminish the service or sacrifice of people like Mr. Ford or even great statesmen like Winston Churchill. It's just the way human memory and history works.

  • Paula O'Quinn
    August 16, 2012 - 07:50

    Mr. Ford, Please accept the sincerest gratitude for your sacrifice in the name of our country. I too was solemnly surprised on Wednesday when the day passed without hardly a mention of VJ-Day. I am a veteran from a war several decades later in Afghanistan. I also remember the many nights of prayer for the battle to be over soonest, so that we could return home safe to our family and friends. Sir, you and your comrads have not been forgotten...... Thank you for reminding us....... Sincerely, P. O'Quinn, Capt (Retired)

  • Whaddaya At ?
    August 16, 2012 - 07:24

    No mention of VJ Day in the paper, but they didn't forget the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death on Aug. 16. Go figure.

  • grant
    August 16, 2012 - 07:05

    Tibbits, pilot of the Enola Gay and Sweeney of pilot of Bocks car, the planes that dropped the bombs are gone, i think the only one alive of the plane crews is Dutch Van Kirk.. I thank Mr Ford for his services. The plane that is mentioned here was a B-25 Mitchell instead of a B-52 which didnt inter service untill the 50s.

  • Lori
    August 16, 2012 - 06:50

    There was no mention of Canadian Peacekeeping Day either on August 9... it took one news media til the next day to say, 'Yesterday, peacekeepers gathered... to celebrate...' Sad. Bless you, Mr. Ford.