The Afghanistan bridge vigils left deep impressions on reservist Bill Walker. “It was incredibly moving,” he said. “I remember being there and wanting to do something more than just have a yellow bumper sticker that says ‘Support our Troops.’”
In the summer of 2007, Bill Walker and his two sons stood on a bridge overlooking Highway 401. They were honouring a Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan. As the military convoy passed by, Walker’s eldest son had a proposition for his father.
This year’s Remembrance Day had special significance for Bill Walker. For the first time, he joined a Remembrance Day observance with his father, Second World War veteran Howard Walker. “I got a little lump on…