Remembrance Day – 2015

17 11 2015

Our Scout group goes down to Chinatown every year to help commemorate Remembrance Day with the Chinese community.  It’s a small ceremony that takes place at 12:30pm, after the main one down in Victory Square.  The weather was beautiful this year and made for some good pics.

1. False Creek condos from Sun Yat-Sen gardens

New and Old
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. Bomber Flyby

by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. Formation Fly-by

by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. Old fighters

by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. More old fighters

WWII Veterans
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Proud vets

For their service, I am grateful!
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

7.Chinese Workers’ memorial
Chinese Worker’s Memorial by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

8. My Scouts

28th Kitsilano Scout Group
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

9. Soon there will be too few :(

Two WWII veterans
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

The whole set can be found at:

I hope you enjoy the pictures.

At the Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning…

10 11 2010

We Shall Remember Them!

War is not glory. War means dying in some field or valley or on some ridge, often alone, wishing you had never come. War is horrifying and sad.

The people that fight the wars for our governments, so that we don’t have to, are brave and courageous.


American Cemetery at Normandie by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Unknown German Soldier by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Words of Valour by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Omaha Beach by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Too Many Graves by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Lest We Forget…

11 11 2009

Canadian Military cemetery - Dieppe, France




In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Remembrance Day 2007

12 11 2007

As usual, our Scout group joined many other scout groups and veterans at the Vancouver South Cenotaph.  The weather was dull grey, a bit cold and even a bit rainy.  Our kids were great!  They stood still and quiet “at ease” when required, and didn’t flinch when the rain started to fall upon them.  The veterans were very happy to see such dedication from our youth. 

I truly hope that kids today will have a chance to meet and talk with someone who’s been in a combat situation to understand the harsh realities of war.  It’s not a video game, and you don’t get to start over if you die.

We shall remember them!

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