Before, one could justify the loss of loved ones with the fact that in victory, they had made the world a better place. The same cannot be said for the conflicts in which Canada has engaged in the current century.
Governor General Mary Simon speaks with veterans at the National War Memorial on Nov. 11. This year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies mark the first time that Canadians have had to mourn fallen soldiers who died in the service of Canada—but because NATO lost the war and the Taliban prevailed, those lives were lost in vain, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade