I took these two pictures at the National War Memorial on a chilly noon in Ottawa this last Sunday.   As part of the anniversary of the start of the First World War, the three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces are mounting a guard there during (I believe) daylight hours.   When I visited it was the Army’s turn.   These young soldiers were standing guard at the front of the memorial, facing down Elgin Street, and on the far side, facing Parliament Hill, a piper was playing.   The turnout of these lads was immaculate and their bearing was every inch the soldier.   If you find yourself in Ottawa in November it’s worth a visit.




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  1. Heartbreaking to think that one of these young soldiers has been shot this morning in an apparent terrorist attack on Parliament Hill. Be with him, O Lord, and heal him.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear of the terrible incident today and the loss of one of our brave Canadian allies. Our thoughts are with you from across the pond. We have a common evil to stand strong against.