A few months ago, my husband's uncle, Richard Mercer, died. Dick was a Canadian Army veteran.
In 1950, at the age of twenty, he left his home in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and joined the Canadian military.
Two years later, he was fighting in the Korean War, for a time dug into the side of a mountain during the year he was there. This young man made the military his career and served in a variety of locations, including Cyprus, as a peacekeeper.
That soldier remembered and every year, he participated in the ceremonies of Remembrance on November 11th. While many of us pause to recall the sacrifice of so many, he had specific memories of some who paid the supreme sacrifice. Besides the ultimate cost to some, this man knew the cost of survival as well and what military personnel continue to sacrifice for this country.
Uncle Dick and great grand niece Sylvie
Richard (Dick) Mercer, though you are gone, we remember you and are thankful for your service to Canada.
We will remember them.