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Bambi
11-13-2013, 05:25 PM
I attended the Remembrance Day ceremonies last monday. There were about a dozen vets over 90. Here's a few shots:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/10810915136_968781f028_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/10810915136/)
TSC-veterans (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/10810915136/) by bambe1964 (http://www.flickr.com/people/bambe1964/), on Flickr
the one in the middle was in the French Resistance

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2853/10810945475_4cab41f950_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/10810945475/)
veteran2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/10810945475/) by bambe1964 (http://www.flickr.com/people/bambe1964/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3715/10810906704_d50daae85a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/10810906704/)
female veteran (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/10810906704/) by bambe1964 (http://www.flickr.com/people/bambe1964/), on Flickr

theantiquetiger
11-13-2013, 06:38 PM
Subject dear to my heart. Great shots!!! A generation that will never happen again.

Does Canada have any WW1 vets still living?

***Edit***

I just looked it up, there are no WW1 veterans anywhere in the world still living. The last Canadian WW1 veteran dies in 2010, at the age of 109.

The last WW1 vet world wide was a British woman, died in 2012. The last combat WW1 vet was an Australian sailor, died in 2011.

beatles2
11-13-2013, 06:43 PM
Great pics, and the stories they could tell.

Bambi
11-14-2013, 07:26 PM
thank you guys

Mad Aussie
11-15-2013, 06:10 AM
Makes you think.

I remember when the last Australian WW1 vet died... it felt like a door closing.

QuietOne
11-15-2013, 11:37 PM
We're down to the last of the WWII vets here, too, and the ones from Korea and Vietnam are starting to go. They turn up at the museum's monthly coffee klatsch, and at the airshows. A handful are volunteers. You can see them getting frailer every year.

Michaelaw
11-19-2013, 11:09 PM
I really like the first one Bambi...The two "Muppet show" guys on the left, right off the balcony :laughing: You just don't get expressions like theirs without having hiked many miles on the strange road of life.

Marko
11-20-2013, 07:40 AM
I also really like the first one - the whole set actually but the first one has the emotion.

Bambi
11-20-2013, 12:49 PM
thank you guys.

Hillbillygirl
12-30-2013, 05:12 AM
The whole set is done so well Bambi. Thanks for capturing these moments and sharing them.