November 11, 2015

A day to remember the legacy they died for -- democracy and justice

Brian LilleyArchive

I speak with veteran journalist Ray Heard about Remembrance Day to get his political, historical and personal reflections on the meaning of the day.

Ray's family was deeply affected by World War II suffering immediate repercussions with the death of his father as well as the aftermath of political repercussions for his widowed mother.

Sharing his own poignant memories, Ray reminds us that this is a day to remember all those who died for democracy and justice and that it is our duty to carry out the legacy they left for us.


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commented 2015-11-12 14:08:02 -0500
Let’s protect their dignity, because there already are WWII revisionists trying to spin a different history.
commented 2015-11-12 00:46:30 -0500
Perhaps this site should not be considered the ultimate site for accurate remembrance of our vetrans.
Nevertheless, we remember them.
May they rest in peace.
commented 2015-11-11 15:04:26 -0500
Interesting he was born in 35 and his father was kidnapped in 45 when he was 10 … not 7 like he said in the video. He is a contributor to Canada’s National Post and the Huffington Post and appears on the CTV News Channel, CBC News Network, Global News and formerly appeared on the defunct Sun News Network as a political pundit. Well done Sir. May you write many more articles.
commented 2015-11-11 13:18:12 -0500
One day to remember and the remainder of the year to forget.

Sad isn’t it…….
commented 2015-11-11 12:50:44 -0500
Ray mentioned that the picture of him, his dad, and his brother was the last day his dad was alive. Now that is truly sad and I bet that picture brings with it strong emotions for Ray. I have nothing but the deepest respect for the people in the military not just today, but every day.
commented 2015-11-11 12:16:43 -0500
My Father was 18 years old when he hit Juno beach on D-Day.
He watched as his closest frinds were shot and blown up .
He made it until July when he was badly wounded.
He died 2 years ago and I will always think of him as my hero.
He was a good man who trow the torch of freedom to me and I must always remember that tyranny never takes time off.
commented 2015-11-11 12:11:32 -0500
Now I understand how Ray got to be a class act. Fascinating bittersweet story.
commented 2015-11-11 11:19:15 -0500
commented 2015-11-11 11:11:15 -0500
God bless them all for their service and sacrifice.