Sunday, 29 July 2012

About "Roll of Honour"

I think that now might be a good time to say a few words about Roll of Honour, as spare moments throughout the week are often difficult to come by.

On the surface it's the same as many other stories about war: to try to understand the reason why they fought, and the struggle to maintain what we value. I wanted to also insinuate a sub-theme, too - to suggest that those values, that so many gave their lives for, constantly change. The Canada of today is not the same country that my great-uncle died for in WW1, nor is it the same as when my father went overseas in WW2, or during the Korean conflict, either. Canadians have gradually metamorphosed from being staunch defenders of the Empire, to being equally staunch defenders of humanity as a whole.  This story is intended to honour all those who have ever volunteered to put themselves in harm's way, so that their fellow citizens could live in safety, often during our country's darkest hours.
 You'll find a recurring theme throughout: "If not us, then who?"

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