COR­PO­RAL BRENT GARNHUM, 21 FROM TRURO

Truro Daily News - - REMEMBRANCE -

To me, it is a big deal be­ing here in the re­serve unit, es­pe­cially as an in­fantry­man, be­cause ba­si­cally when they went into bat­tle I looked back and I said to my­self ‘That’s what I would have done back in the day.’

My sub­or­di­nates … I want them to re­mem­ber that it’s be­cause of what they sac­ri­ficed for us – that’s what we have here to­day. So again, maybe in an­other 100 years’ time from to­day, we can be the ones re­mem­bered. Hope­fully, no one falls on the field of bat­tle, but I want my soldiers to be ready and re­mem­ber why those be­fore them sac­ri­ficed, so they’re ready to do the same.

My mes­sage to the pub­lic would be, don’t take things for granted. What we have here to­day in our so­ci­ety was built, in my opin­ion, on what the Cana­dian Armed Forces did, and they marked the path for us and what we have to­day.

Go out, sup­port your lo­cal re­serve units, come to the open houses, see what we have to of­fer. Just don’t take life for granted.

Cor­po­ral Brent Garnhum

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