Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy - Part VI

Babble on.

Over the years, the month of September has seen fourteen Canadian soldiers perform actions that were recognized with an award of the Victoria Cross.

Corporal Leo Clarke
Lietenant Milton Fowler Gregg
Lietenant Samuel Lewis Honey
Captain Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson
Private John Chipman Kerr
Lieutenant George Fraser Kerr
Sergeant Arthur George Knight
Lieutenant Graham Thomson Lyall
Captain John MacGregor
Lance Corporal William Henry Metcalf
Private Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney
Lieutenant Colonel Cyrus Wesley Peck
Private Walter Leigh Rayfield
Private John Francis Young

It is worth remembering that many servicemen who merited the Victoria Cross never received it because their actions went unnoticed, or the witnesses were killed, or whose self-sacrifice resulted in a lonely death in an unmarked grave.

By remembering these men, we pay tribute to all those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf.

November 11th shouldn't be the only day we remember.

Babble off.


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