Fine pics, RtC. The sky became sunny for 11AM here in St.John's, with the +15C making it a bit easier for the vets who were at our War Memorial on Water Street. A larger crowd than normal, which also took place in Ottawa, despite the rain.
Ottawa's ceremony was rained out...and I mean RAIN. Just as the Peace Tower struck 11am and the first of the canon-fire began...the heavans poured.
It has not rained like that in a very long time. T'was a cold, bitter rain that pelted on-lookers with the wind making it all the more unpleasant. Not much to take when you consider Canadian soldiers took worse weather in the trenches of Europe.
RtC, any idea why the Quebec flag wasn't at half mast? Kinda sticks out.
Your Mountie shot reminded me of the this weeks cover of the National Review (as reported in the Globe & Mail this Saturday), with a picture of 4 Mounties on horseback under the title "Wimps" with an article inside suggesting (albeit tongue in cheek) that Canada could do with a good bombing to wake us up. Of course, National Review is complete US right-wing crock and there are several letters in the Globe today pointing out that the US was rather late in entering both world wars and the nation now has a tendency to go to war with countries that are no match for the armament of the US.