Let us never forget

“Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.” Albert Pike

Field of Poppies

The Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial  is an online tribute and remembrance dedicated to those from the province of Saskatchewan who have given the supreme sacrifice in military service. News report about the SVWM.

Personnel Records of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force CEF records database at Library and Archives Canada (LAC).  The LAC blog provides  updates on the status of files digitized online.  As 2014-2018 commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, LAC are aiming to preserve the national heritage of Canada by digitizing the entirety of the CEF service files.

Microform digitization of the Veteran’s Death Cards: First World War.  These alphabetically arranged cards are online in the same format as they were first preserved in microform.  The death cards honour the CEF veterans who died after World War One.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) digitizes the fallen and the cemeteries resulting in an online memorial.  For those who gave the supreme sacrifice during World War I check the CWGC.

from Your Sask Gen Web Host, Julia Adamson

The Anxious Dead

O guns, fall silent till the dead men hear
Above their heads the legions pressing on:
(These fought their fight in time of bitter fear,
And died not knowing how the day had gone.)

O flashing muzzles, pause, and let them see
The coming dawn that streaks the sky afar;
Then let your mighty chorus witness be
To them, and Caesar, that we still make war.

Tell them, O guns, that we have heard their call,
That we have sworn, and will not turn aside,
That we will onward till we win or fall,
That we will keep the faith for which they died.

Bid them be patient, and some day, anon,
They shall feel earth enwrapt in silence deep;
Shall greet, in wonderment, the quiet dawn,
And in content may turn them to their sleep. ~John McCrae


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