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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE