Canada's last living Victoria Cross recipient has died, and the funeral is being covered nationwide, and globally, here today.
For the past week, the man who said 'I'm no hero, the real heroes never came home again' had been laying in state on Parliament Hill in the capital city of Ottawa.
And it was heart warming that Canadians of all ages, from all walks of life, are taking the time to remember our history, our glory, and our pride as a nation. And to remember a man who came to symbolize them for all of us.
As a former soldier, I salute the memory of a real Canadian character and the kind of soldier a man wishes he'd had the honour of serving with.
He was one of the best of us, the best we were and the best we can ever hope to be.
"At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest We Forget."