“They were true heroes,” long-time Homes First resident Wendy reflected. This Remembrance Day, Wendy takes time to pay tribute to her grandfather and great uncle. They both served in World War II, a point of great pride in her family. Her grandpa was in the 48th Highlanders of Canada regiment and stationed in London, England. Her uncle fought with the Royal Canadian Navy, operating one of Canada’s few submarines.
While her grandpa never shared stories with her, Wendy’s grandma did. Her grandparents were already married when he shipped out. It was a time of constant worry and fear for her family. Luckily, both her grandpa and uncle made it home safe.
While her grandpa has since passed, every year Wendy takes a moment to reflect on his bravery and service to his country. She is thankful to have had him in her life.
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