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Forget state funeral for last WWI vet, make Remembrance Day a stat holiday

A full state funeral for the last WWI veteran will be a disservice to both John Babcock and to all that Remembrance Day has come to stand for in Canada.

In the last few years we have seen a surge of heartfelt recognition for the veterans who served this country in time of war. Whereas once there was fear that Remembrance Day would gradually fade from our collective consciousness Canadians are instead going out of their way to pay tribute to those who served and died for this country.

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Forget state funeral for last WWI vet, make Remembrance Day a stat holiday

A full state funeral for the last WWI veteran will be a disservice to both John Babcock and to all that Remembrance Day has come to stand for in Canada.

In the last few years we have seen a surge of heartfelt recognition for the veterans who served this country in time of war. Whereas once there was fear that Remembrance Day would gradually fade from our collective consciousness Canadians are instead going out of their way to pay tribute to those who served and died for this country.

  

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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