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My Recovery – May 9, 2010

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Here I am, day fourteen, my final required day of rest (although I am still not allowed to carry more then ten to fifteen pounds for the next few weeks). My Recovery posts have been great, I have enjoyed posting everyday. This being the last of this series of posts, I thought I would do something special. I am posting photos taken by someone else, none of the photographs are mine. Kyla, my oldest daughter, just arrived from Europe. She was on a Canadian Battlefields Tour and went to the Netherlands for the 65th Anniversary of their World War II liberation. A group of about forty students and four chaperones went on the trip, they went to France, Belgium and Holland. What a great learning experience it must have been. Each student in the war history class had to do some research and a report on a Canadian Soldier. While on the tour they then found that Soldier’s burial site and spent some time there. That time spent alone with the Soldier must have been quite moving for these young people. Here are some of the places they visited; Vimy Ridge, Beaumont Hamel, Passchendaele, Bruges, Dam Square, Arnhem, Airborne Forces Museum in Oosterbeek, Amsterdam, a Liberation Day Parade in Wageningen, a Synagogue for a Remembrance Ceremony, a Military Tattoo performance in Voorthuizen, a Jewish Historical Museum, Anne Frank’s house, several war Cemeteries and several other locations. Here are some photos of the places and things Kyla saw on her trip. I hope you enjoy the story they tell. Great job everyone on the work you put in, we parents are a proud group. Thanks for visiting and as always Happy Shooting.

Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont Hamel

Trenches 1

Trenches 2

Remains of Trenches (the red sign warns of unexploded devices).

Vimy Ridge Memorial

War Cemetery photo 1

War Cemetery photo 2

War Cemetery photo 3

War Cemetery photo 4

War Cemetery photo 5

War Cemetery photo 6

Students visiting with their Soldiers

Kyla’s Soldier Private Samuel Hamilton (in the center) photo 1

Kyla’s Soldier photo 2

Holland Canals photo 1

Holland Canals photo 2

Holland Canals photo 3

Dutch Windmill


Written by leesacrey

May 10, 2010 at 12:17 PM

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  1. Kyla ; your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I’m sure you must have had an incredible trip,something you will always remember.
    I’m proud that you went on this trip. Good luck with your next one this fall. L U. nan

    loretta beck

    May 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM

  2. Hi Kyla,

    Really nice work! You are very good at composing your images and have a sophisticated sense of visual design. I especially like your work with leading lines!



    May 26, 2010 at 2:15 PM

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