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Friday, May 13, 2005

Aid appreciated

I was reading the Letters to the Editor today in the Ottawa Citizen and came across this letter of appreciation:

I want to extend my utmost appreciation to the police officers and paramedics who were present at the VE-Day celebrations in Ottawa.

I am a veteran who served in the navy from 1940 to 1946, so I attended Sunday's magnificent event. Late in the morning, I began to feel faint due to the heat. A police officer standing nearby noticed and was kind enough to take me to some shade. The paramedics then tended to me, checking my blood pressure, giving me water and making sure I was OK. While I was unable to march in the parade, the officers made sure I got on a bus and was transported safely to the Canadian War Museum.

Sunday was a very important day for me. My thanks to all the paramedics and police officers who enabled me to take part in it.

E.V. Evans,
Arnprior

I am left wondering if this is the same gentleman that I took a picture of in the above letter. I have emailed one of the editors at the Citizen to see if they can confirm. Who knows? No need to worry, he was thoroughly checked by the paramedics and was on his way to the Canadian War Museum within a few minutes. Fortunately, there were kind people handing out cases of water, and even snack bars, to the vets who rode atop tanks and MPVs in the bright noon sun. I have never seen so many buses lined up in a row heading down Wellington.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Lana said...

I took a couple photos of the paramedics on their mountain bikes. Odd.. yet cool.

Friday, May 13, 2005 4:55:00 PM  

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