Thursday, 14 January 2016
Approximately 67,000 Canadians were killed overseas during the Great War, and another 42,000 during the Second World War. The series of Canadian Battlefields of Europe tours of which the 2015 trip was a part offers a unique opportunity to learn about these formative events in our history in some depth. For me, escorting these tours provides the occasion to indulge my own fascination with these battle sites and memorials, but the tours also allow me to pass on to others what I have learned about Canada's military history and the sacrifices of our military personnel. It is a responsibility that I am very proud to exercise.