Hey, don't forget to visit dufus daze for this week's collection of the best in the week's editorial cartoons - something we call Sunday Funnies. We now return you to our regularly scheduled program.
Welcome to 30 Days of Photos, where 18 bloggers are participating in posting a photo a day for 30 days. Here are the other 17 you can visit after you've been here:
Ziva, Mike, Nicky & Mike, Mo, Meleah, Bryan, Mariann, Malissa, Nora, Laughing Mom, Tanya, Elizabeth, 00dozo, Cheryl, Kristen and Katherine
At the foot of Ottawa's National War Memorial which I spoke of on Day 6 is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A 12 by 8 foot granite sarcophagus encloses a coffin which contains his remains. The unidentified soldier was retrieved from a cemetery near Vimy Ridge, the site of a famous Canadian battle of World War I.
While Canadian troops successfully beat back the Germans after several days 3,598 Canadians died in the skirmish, including the stranger in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Interestingly enough, the attack was to commence on this day in 1917. Instead, at the request of our French Allies it was postponed for 24 hours. The battle concluded April 12th. Unfortunately "conclusion" held a whole other meaning for our friend above.