Hello. Today is Remembrance Day, when we remember all those who fought and died in the wars. I decided to go to the cemetery and remember one of the soldiers buried there.
It looks like a lot of Canadian visitors came with the same idea!
Except... they are pooping everywhere!
Today, I chose a soldier named Cornelius Hayhurst. Cornelius was born on February 19, 1923 in Oak River, Manitoba. He was the son of John T. Hayhurst and Violet Hayhurst. Cornelius joined the Royal Canadian Artillery and was a Gunner. On August 29, 1942, Cornelius was in an motor vehicle accident at the military camp in Nanaimo. He died of a fractured skull. He was buried on September 1, 1942.
I paused for a moment of silence at Cornelius' grave.
And then I left Mama's poppy there.
I think I will do this every year from now on. It's a great way to remember the lives of those who died during the war, even if they weren't overseas.