November 19, 2021. In the lead-up to Remembrance Week, there was media interest in our little research project to document the stories of Canadian soldiers and find photos of them from photo wish lists from the Canadian War Cemeteries in The Netherlands.
The positive feedback from viewers and readers inspired Pieter to prepare a short ‘In Remembrance’ video to thank those who contributed photos and stories of WW2 soldiers who are buried overseas over this past year. You can watch it here:
After seeing the video, Cheryl Carpenter’s shared reflections resonated. “…This is the ideal time for me to be reminded and THANKFUL for the young men who defended freedom for those of us who now must cherish and protect it…..men like Donald McKenzie. Just saying their names is powerful! They must not be forgotten!…”
….How many photos are left to find?……
Canadian War Cemetery in Holten photo wish list:
|Prince Edward Island||No photos missing|
|Nova Scotia||27||9||18 missing|
|New Brunswick||40||16||24 missing|
Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek photo wish list:
|Prince Edward Island||1||1 missing|
|Nova Scotia||42||4||38 missing|
|New Brunswick||51||4||47 missing|
Canadian War Cemetery in Bergen Op Zoom photo wish list:
|Prince Edward Island||0||No photos missing|
|Nova Scotia||41||7||34 missing|
|New Brunswick||No list provided as yet|
Thank you to Cheryl Carpenter for sharing heartfelt thoughts, and to post-production editor Wendy Nattress, who made this YouTube video a reality. If you have photos or information to share on Canadian soldiers buried in The Netherlands, please email Pieter at email@example.com, comment on the blog, or send a tweet to @researchmemori1.
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4 thoughts on “On The War Memorial Trail….. ‘In Remembrance’ On YouTube”
Hello Pieter and Daria, I looked at your blog and youtube videos this morning. Thank you for the wonderful work you continue to do on all our behalf paying homage to our fallen service men and women during WW2. As you know I have a vested interest in this project and look forward to all your input.
Thank you for your kind words, Jacqueline. It was an honour to write about your uncle and we love hearing from the families.
Pieter and Daria
Hi Pieter and Daria, Yesterday, I watched a very moving movie titled “Bucket List”.
It’s the story of 2 elderly gentlemen who’ve been diagnosed with cancer. They prepare a list of things they want to accomplish before they “kick the bucket”.
I don’t have cancer and I hope you don’t have cancer either: However, I know many veterans who have had cancer.
I hope that you don’t mind that I’m thinking of your Valkenburg War Memorial Trail project as a bucket list sort of project.
Almost Mission Accomplished for PEI!
Bravo and many thanks to team Valkenburg….
On Fri, Nov 19, 2021, 12:08 PM On The War Memorial Trail Research Project…….. with Pieter and Daria Valkenburg wrote:
> bordencarletonresearchproject posted: ” November 19, 2021. In the lead-up > to Remembrance Week, there was media interest in our little research > project to document the stories of Canadian soldiers and find photos of > them from photo wish lists from the Canadian War Cemeteries in The > Netherlands.” >
Thank you for your kind comments, Donald. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. What a great duo in that movie (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825232/)! You’re right, the photo wish lists from the Dutch cemeteries are a series of ever increasing bucket lists. As the list from PEI neared completion (one photo outstanding), Pieter received photo wish lists for soldiers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and earlier this month from Manitoba. Hard to believe that this project originally began with telling the stories of 48 names on a cenotaph outside one legion on PEI.
Daria and Pieter