In Flanders Fields Event In #Guelph


I had the honour today of joining dignitaries 6000 KMS away in Ypres, Belgium. 

There was a ceremony at the IFF Museum celebrating John McCrae and his poem “In Flanders Fields”.

The mayor of Ypres and Laureen Harper were in attendance bringing greetings from Canada and Ypres to Guelph. 

I can honestly say, without hesitation, that this was the moving ceremony I have ever seen. From the music, singing and poetry it had many in attendance at our museum moved to tears. Me included.

The ability through Skype to address them live on behalf of our great city was beyond words. 

Here’s Laureen Harper speaking:  
Here’s the Mayor of Ypres, Belgium speaking:  

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