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My Reflection on Remembrance Day

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My Reflection on Remembrance Day

The first thing I do is I remember the fallen. I’ve lost a number of friends and colleagues over the years, some to accidents, some from natural causes and I remember their service and what they brought to the table and how they made the world a better place. That’s the first thing that goes through my head. From my vantage point I have a clear view of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. And I also remember those that I don’t know, never knew and the fact that many of them gave their lives in anonymity to all but their very close loved ones but yet it’s made Canada such a wonderful place. For many of the people who live in this country they have no concept of the hardships that still exist in many corners of the world and I'm very thankful that they are ignorant of those things. So I remember, you know, that the road to get to the peaceful country that we enjoy today was not an easy one, it was built on the sacrifices of many.

Major Mac Culloch shares his thoughts on his time in the military and the sacrifices of many to make Canada the great country it is today!

Wayne Mac Culloch

Wayne Mac Culloch was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1953 and grew up in Quebec. He began his studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 18 and would serve as a military engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 40 years. During his long and varied career, Mr. Mac Culloch served across Canada and took part in three overseas deployments to the Balkans and one to Haiti before being medically discharged with the rank of major. Still having a passion to serve, he went on to work as a civilian employee with the Department of National Defence. Since 2004, Mr. Mac Culloch has volunteered his time and talents to help deliver the “Peace Module” during the Historica Encounters with Canada program in Ottawa. Week after week, he has engaged with youth from coast to coast and educated them about the sacrifices and achievements of Canadians who have served in uniform over the years.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
November 9, 2016
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Wayne Mac Culloch
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Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces

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