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Extreme Honour as Part of Delegation

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Extreme Honour as Part of Delegation

My goodness it was a great honour to be a part of this event. It’s hard to describe really, I mean little old me, you know, who am I in the grand scheme of things? But to be able to participate in this event is absolutely amazing. It kinds of makes you feel small in kind of a bigger event. I am glad that there is an excited group of people who are interested in keeping our history alive because at times it seems like the nation forgets and it shouldn’t. But soldiers are soldiers everywhere as I found and that camaraderie crosses national lines and I’m sure the World War Two Vets who met with German Vets after the war would feel very close to them in many ways and I expect that it will be a lot like that in this event as groups of Veterans come together. So I am expecting quite a warm and open affair that way and I’m really looking forward to that because I miss that a lot about not being in the army anymore. That’s something that is hard to replace. We should not forget our history. If we forget our history we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes we made in the past and I think that would be a tragedy. What those soldiers went through, I think about my own time overseas, yet we were out in the road and sure we had similar dangers today and when you come back and what we couldn’t, I couldn’t talk to my wife very often but we had instant messaging and, you know, you get all sorts of communications with people that these guys didn’t have. They were simply away from home and other than letters that they might get here and there, it was the mud and the constant shelling and the close proximity with the enemy. That kind of tension, you know, we didn’t have that in such a sustained way at all. They went through something that is truly appalling for their service and their conditions and yet, you know, they always had a good attitude about it and the Veterans that I met they were really decent people, you know, so they came through that and tried to make things better and I believe they did make a better world for us and we can’t let that fall apart because we fail to remember. And that kind of for me is the danger of people not paying attention and all of that will have gone for nothing.

Mr. Moroz expresses his feelings on how pleased he was to be a part of the Vimy 100th delegation and the importance of remembering the sacrifices made by our Veterans.

Vincent Moroz

Mr. Vincent Moroz was born November 12, 1965 in Spirit River, Alberta. In his early 20’s he worked as a prison guard in hopes of pursuing a career with the military police. This not working out, later on in life, at the age of 30 he re-joined the Reserve unit with the 49th Battalion, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and within this role accepted a deployment to Afghanistan in 2006. Holding rank of section commander, Mr. Moroz held various responsibilities mainly in the convoy escort duty and providing support to Canadian battle groups. Being part of the Canadian Delegation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge holds a great sense of pride and honour for his service as well as the sacrifice made by all our Canadian Veterans. Mr. Moroz resides in Spirit River, Alberta with his wife and family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
April 3, 2017
Person Interviewed:
Vincent Moroz
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces
Reserves Infantry
Section Commander

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