Memorial Day

Please take a minute today to reflect on the ultimate price paid for Freedom on Sunday by the following Canadian soldiers.  A roadside bomb exploded west of Kandahar City and killed them as they traveled in a convoy near the border.

CFB Gagetown officials have identified the six dead soldiers as:

  • Sgt. Donald Lucas, 31, of Burton, N.B. (but raised in St. John’s).
  • Cpl. Aaron E. Williams, 23, of Lincoln, N.B.
  • Pte. Kevin Vincent Kennedy, 20, of St. Lawrence, N.L.
  • Pte. David Robert Greenslade, 20, of Saint John, N.B.
  • Cpl. Christopher Paul Stannix, 24, of Dartmouth, N.S.
  • Cpl. Brent Poland, 37, of Camlachie, Ont.

1 thought on “Memorial Day

  1. Christopher,

    You couldn’t have said it better, the effect…..without words!
    Regardless of it being an American holiday.

    It is a reminder that some of us have lost more than a fellow Canadian or Soldier. Sgt Lucas lived on the Street adjacent to mine. I remember the black cars that were parked on the street beside his home. I remember my friends that were deeply effected by his death, we are a close family.

    I have stopped guessing how many Military Funerals I have been to, I
    just remember them for who they were, colleagues and friends. “They
    shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.”

    I have a lot of American friends and I feel their pain every time they lose a soldier as well, and they have lost a lot.

    Sgt. Donald Lucas, 31, of Burton, N.B. (but raised in St. John’s).

    Thank you,


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