Even the photographer salutes in his own way. Check out his amazingly patriotic website: http://celebratecanada.wordpress.com/ It's chock full of superb portraits and everything Canada (coast to coast). Way to go Tim Van Horn.
I finally got to shake hands with Uncle Walt. He was impressed by the size of my camera and gear that I was carrying. He said to me, "If you can carry that you can carry one of our packs." I entertained the thought of enlisting right then and there for a split second. However, Julie probably would not be pleased. I'd take cameras over guns any day. They're probably lighter anyway.
I am saddened to hear of another Canadian soldier who has lost his life in Afghanistan. Today, Cpl. Nicholas Bulger, a 30-year-old father of two and member of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was killed by a roadside bomb.