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Remembrance Day reminds us the price for respect is sacrifice

By Andrew Caddell      

As the world becomes more dangerous, if Canada wants to be taken seriously, it must make sacrifices.

Left, Andrew Caddell’s great-uncle, Garnet LeMesurier, in Quebec City before shipping out to England in October 1914. Right, Andrew Caddell’s father, Philip Caddell, a former captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery, and Andrew Caddell’s son James, a master corporal in the 2nd Intelligence Platoon, at Remembrance Day in 2002 in Ottawa. Photographs courtesy of Andrew Caddell
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OTTAWA—In two of her greatest works, Paris 1919 and The War that Ended Peace, author Margaret MacMillan sketches out both the causes and the effects of the so-called “Great War.” Throughout the 20th century, the effects of that war were still being felt across the world. In my own family, there are stories of the warm summer of 1914. My grandmother and her eight siblings enjoyed a glorious time in Kamouraska, Que., downriver from their home in Quebec

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