On The War Memorial Trail….. ‘In Remembrance’ On YouTube

Screenshot 2021-11-15 at 12-43-17 In Remembrance (S3E1)

Screenshot from ‘In Remembrance’ YouTube video.

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:

 

Province

  Request     Found

Notes

 
  Prince Edward Island No photos missing
  Nova Scotia 27 9 18 missing
  New Brunswick 40 16 24 missing
  Manitoba 15 0 Just received

Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek photo wish list:

Province

Request Found Notes
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:

 

Province

  Request     Found Notes  
  Prince Edward Island 0 No photos missing
  Nova Scotia 41 7 34 missing
  New Brunswick No list provided as yet

Pieters saying

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 memorialtrail@gmail.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

  1. 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.

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  2. 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….

    Donald

    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.” >

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    • 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

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