- Catherine Hesson
- November 11, 2013 - 10:52
It was lovely to read this article this morning. I was thinking very hard about my Dad, Major V.H.B. Snow, when my sister Linda phoned me and read it to. He left home at the age of 20 with ten dollars in his pocket to luckily return back to St. John's five years later. Most can not imagine what he saw and what he lived through. Thanks for helping others to remember...The living and the Dead.
- November 11, 2013 - 09:46
The Remembrance Day commercials would have one believe that only WWII and Korea Vets are left. What Canadians don't understand is that everyone who takes the oath, completes training and is released honorably is a veteran. Some go overseas, some don't. Does that mean they made less of a contribution? After all training and responding to disasters at home present their own risks. Look at the sailors who developed PTSD due to Swiss Air recovery. Those injured helping in the Ice Storm or Red River flooding or while training. Most of all, remember that Harper has stolen benefits from veterans. So much so, we have a climbing homeless vet population, a climbing suicide rate and a climbing rate of poverty among veterans. Disgraceful.