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.
Second World War veteran Howard Walker wouldn’t think of missing the Remembrance Day ceremony at Centennial College. “The thing that keeps me coming back is the atmosphere the kids create themselves,” Walker said.
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…