Today was Remembrance Day.
The poppy, the universal symbol of remembrance. In some communities, fallen Police, Firefighters, and First Responders as well as veterans are explicitly recognized. Thousands have died to protect our freedom or to protect the safe communities we live in.
In our community, Sgt. Tommy George Prince was one of those recognized today. Do you recognize the name? Tommy Prince was our most decorated soldier of aboriginal ancestry, who fought both in WWII and the Korean War. Born in the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation in Manitoba, he joined the army in 1940, eventually being decorated 9 times. Those decorations included the U.S. Silver Star, and the U.K. Military Medal. In the Korean War he was decorated 3 more times. But he died alone, estranged from his family, in a hostel. A far too typical story of our First Nations citizens, but a hero who should be known and remembered.
We will remember them. Sgt Prince was a great hero. His name should be known all across the country.ReplyDelete
Remember always. A rock and a hero, words that say so much, quietly, and reverently, what a man he was.ReplyDelete
We will always remember. Thank you for sharing this.ReplyDelete
There are a lot of first nation people in your country and mine who should be remembered. I fear there is a lot of bad ahead for the US now with the election. It will be a very difficult time for people who love and want to protect the environment and wildlife to say nothing of all the bigotry and hate. Sigh... My 92 year old MIL was honored for her service. She came from Nazi Germany, escaped and wanted to thank her new country for taking her in and joined the army. We are a country of immigrants...I hate to see this change in the US..MichelleReplyDelete
A fine tribute.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the information about Tommy Prince. And yes, we will never forget our heroes. I saw some poppies on coats and sure wished I had one myself, to show my support of our veterans.ReplyDelete
A great tribute! Thank you to all our veterans.ReplyDelete
Yes, I know his name well. A man well worth honouring.ReplyDelete