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.

One 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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