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Lest we forget

Six years ago I set out to speak with Canadian veterans of World War II and the Korean War before and after the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Cenotaph in Ottawa. I produced a podcast featuring highlights of those conversations and published them to my Electric Sky podcast — a podcast which is now largely dormant.

I mixed in clips of podcasting friends, daycare community friends and my daughters reading excerpts of In Flanders Fields and was able to secure permission to use songs by Bryan Adams and The Duhks.

The resulting podcast is attached to this post.

Remembrance Day from the CD Into The Fire by Bryan Adams and The Bantry Girls Lament / The Ol’ Yellow House from the CD Your Daughters and Your Sons by The Duhks (The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion) used with permission.

Photo: Remembrance Day Poppies Laying on a Soldier’s Kit in Afghanistan uploaded to Flickr by UK Ministry of Defence.


About the Author:

Mark Blevis is a digital public affairs strategist and President of, an integrated digital communications, public affairs and research company. His work focuses on the role of digital tools and culture on issues and reputation management. He also leads research into how Canadian opinions are shaped through online content and interactions.
  • Morrie

    Thanks Mark.  This was excellent.  Timely then, and now.   I think the most poignant comment was the “After a while, there’ll be no more”, but as long as there are wars, and countries send their finest, there will always be veterans, and there will always be those to remember.   Lest We Forget!