76 years ago, today …

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… just a reminder. Over 1.1 million men and women, mostly young men, served, out of a total population of about 12 million; over 44,000 were killed and another 54,000 were wounded. Canada entered the war as a (relatively) poor, largely agrarian nation and ended it, six years later, as a still quite small but mighty industrial and military power.

We are the heirs to the men and women who survived the Great Depression and then “saddled up” to go and bear a disproportionate share of of the burden of defeating Italy, Hitler’s Germany and Japan. We need to worthy of their sacrifice …

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