From Tom Earle, Orillia, Ontario: “The visits to Beaumont Hamel, Vimy and Dieppe were incredibly emotional. Lots of emotions from anger and frustration at the overwhelming loss of life to absolute heartache when reading the family messages on the grave stones of their loved ones. I’m a very competitive person and I realized today when we visited the Pegasus Bridge that I felt better. Finally a victory! I know Juno is going to continue to be emotional, but at least we are going to win. I think the biggest thing I’m getting out of this trip is an enhanced sense of patriotism. I’m so proud of our vets, both past and present.”
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