AlJune 6th marks the 60th anniversary of D-Day when 14,000 Canadians landed on Juno Beach in Normandy. I'll have more to say about this on June 6th, but perusing Saturday's Globe & Mail I came across an advertisement for their tribute to the surviving veterans. I've scanned this ad and you can see it here.

It's a touching photo with the touching caption "He Remembers. So should we.", but that's not why I'm sharing this ad with you. The gentleman who appears in the ad is someone I used to see and chat with on a very regular basis.

I used to work at a McDonald's at Runnymede and Bloor Street. The gentleman in this ad was a regular customer we called Al. Bound to a motorized wheelchair, he would come daily for a coffee and a conversation. He was a proud veteran who always attended memorial services and parades honouring our war heroes.

This week, remember Al and the thousands of Canadians who were denied the privilege of getting old.

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You have explained this well, Have you been working on this a long time?? Do you think you have described everything correctly though I have noticed some common mistakes but I get the point your making? I will link your blog to mine.

November 28, 2009 @ 3:09 AM

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