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Their 28-year-old son, Stuart Langridge, killed himself March 15, 2008, having suffered post traumatic stress disorder after returning in 2005 from service in Bosnia and then in Afghanistan. May 10 to 12. The regimental sergeant-major of the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Hessel said Remembrance Day is a "hard day for a lot of us'' because of the comrades lost in Afghanistan.
During the 100 Days Offensive, said Trudeau, Canadians spearheaded attacks that overcame the last lines of German defences and paved the way to final victory. Colleen Fitzpatrick, this year's Silver Cross Mother, laid a wreath on behalf of all bereaved mothers.
In Montreal, retired major-general Denis Thompson, who served 39 years with Canada's armed forces, said Remembrance Day events are "cathartic and important" for those who served. CP "It's great to see that there are so many people that come out for this sort of thing," said Chief Warrant Officer Darren Hessel as he looked around at the crowd.
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White poppies are rarely worn in Canada for Remembrance Day, and have a different symbolic meaning, representing pacifism and non-violent conflict resolution.
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Freedom's terrible price is known but to the few who have fought for it. Every year, the program also invites students from across Canada to attend the Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial and a special tour of the War Museum, where students have the opportunity to talk to veterans.
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