The march out from the Memorial after the service included the flag bearers.
I took some shots afterwards, including this closeup of the Memorial's statue, informally called the Big Guy.
I happened to also get a shot of Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, speaking with a number of reporters. He's always struck me as a calm and steady voice. I think that comes across here.
A number of firefighters were lining up for photos. I decided to take some shots.
And so I took leave, with the two fire trucks on the scene lowering their ladders.
I like to see them in their smart uniforms. The uniforms of our Malaysian fire fighters are in bright orange.ReplyDelete
These public workers deserve to be remembered.ReplyDelete
It was an impressive ceremony.ReplyDelete
Very nice ceremony. I like the statue of the Big Guy, it's such an appropriate name for it.ReplyDelete
I like the uniforms and the fire trucks !ReplyDelete
The fact that the firetrucks were there really helps tell the story. You are quite a photojournalist!ReplyDelete
An wonderful memorial all round William. Loved your photos last post. My dad fought with the Black Watch during the war, kilts are a bit of an emotional trigger for me!ReplyDelete
I'm going to remember that day forever! Nice you could be there, enjoyed your posts.ReplyDelete
It would be a most meaningful day for you and your family.Delete
the big guy... neat.ReplyDelete
Um belo momento muito bem fotografadoReplyDelete
Uma semana plena de sorrisos e muita paz
Ralph Goodale...good old Saskatchewan boy. It was an occasion to be mark with photo taking.ReplyDelete
love the clouds ( ;ReplyDelete
Great photos! The first two look so dynamic, and I love the photos of fire truck in front of the beautiful sky!ReplyDelete
And off they go....back to work!ReplyDelete
Lovely uniforms, flags and seeing the Canadian flag with the beautiful sky and fluffy clouds...fantastic!ReplyDelete
@Nancy: that I wouldn't have known!ReplyDelete
@Tomas: they do.
@Marianne: that it was.
@Bill: it is a very good name.
@Karl: as do I.
@Grace: the sound of the pipes do that for me, though there's not a bit of Scots in me.
@Furry Gnome: it's a day I'll long remember.
@Tex: it fits!
@Gracita: thank you.
@Red: a calm voice in a storm, just the sort you want in a crisis.
@Tamago: thank you.
@Sharon: and for the local one, a much shorter drive. The route out to Carleton Place is about an hour's drive.
Nice coverage of the day, William.ReplyDelete
Looks nice a lovely ceremony. Nice photos ♥ReplyDelete
You provide a dignified post honoring these good people in public service to us all, William. I'm sure they would be pleased to see it. Do share with Minister Ralph Goodale, who would appreciate your wordsReplyDelete
That second shot is killer good.ReplyDelete
Good shots of the day. The firefighters appear pleased and flattered with the attention. (And how fitting that Minister Goodale would have a calm and steady voice. Fitting for his position.)ReplyDelete
Love the statue!ReplyDelete
What an all out special event. I'm sure the firefighters liked having their photo taken.ReplyDelete
The kilts and jackets look so smart. Love that statue perspective.ReplyDelete
I have enjoyed seeing this ceremony through your eyes, very nicely captured. Calm and steady do come across in your photo of Ralph Goodale, as does serious dedication, all very important attributes for one in such a position.ReplyDelete
@Summer: thank you.
@Cloudia: I imagine he's got a twitter account.
@Whisk: thank you.
@Kay: the right man for that particular job, I'd say.
@Linda: it's very distinctive.
@Janis: they were certainly enjoying that.
@Gemma: I do as well. It's an imposing statue.
@Anita: very much so, yes.
Gotta love a man in a kilt!ReplyDelete
They certainly do stand out!Delete