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In honor of those who those who served in the past, those who lost their lives and those who are presently serving their country…

Someone asked me what this symbol is…this is a Poppy, in Canada many of us wear it on our left lapel for approximately two weeks before November 11th. Our Canadian Legion offers these to the public for a donation, raising money for our Veterans. We call November 11th, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day or Armistice Day…we wear the Poppy as a symbol of respect, remembrance and thanks to past present and future fallen soldiers, and to those who continue to serve their country!

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CF 100 “Canuck”

“The CF 100 “Canuck” was conceived to meet the demanding requirements of defending a country as vast as Canada.  It was a two place, all weather, long range, high altitude interceptor, built in Canada.  It first flew on January 19th 1950, and the first were delivered to the RCAF operational training unit North Bay in July 1952.  There were 9 SODNS based in Canada, 4 based in Europe and 3 based in Belgium.  A total of 692 CF100’s were built”.  The above excerpt was taken directly from a third plaque attached to the base of this aircraft…I wasn’t able to get a descent photo due to glare…this aircraft is in Lee Park, North Bay.  We have had a military presence in the way of a base since 1951.
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