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Peter Underhill & Torch

Ottawa -- 11 November 2008

 

Peter Underhill holds the torch prior to the ceremony which is to be passed through the hands from a Second World War veteran to a Korean veteran, then to a peacekeeping veteran and finally to a veteran of the war in Afghanistan at the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

 

from CBC files: "Only one Canadian veteran from the First World War is still alive — John Babcock, 108, who was born on an Ontario farm and lives in the United States. Babcock participated in Ottawa's ceremony by video conference, "passing" a lit torch, a reference to Lt.-Col. John McCrae's famous poem, In Flanders Fields."

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Taken on November 11, 2008