(1939-1945) WWII
Brian Grafton
Victoria BC Canada
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Interesting NYT article from one of their Canadian correspondents on Canada
11/14/2020 11:48:39 PM
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It’s an interesting article, but doesn’t really ring true for me. the argument being made is that Canadians tend to dismiss Canadian WW2 activities in favour of WW1 actions, largely because of the impact of Vimy on our nation’s development.

This is not my understanding. As I pointed out elsewhere, I believe that on the day we reserve for public remembrance – Nov 11 – we participate in a nation-wide ritual of remembrance and sorrow. Most of our monuments for Nov 11 were contructed in remembrance of the end of the Great War, but most have added salutes to those who fell while serving in other wars. There is also the realization that those who have given their lives for Canada are, in effect, universal.

Hope this article can be read. Lots of potential for discussion here.

Cheers. And stay safe.
Brian G
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