Everybody Get Your First-Aid Certifications

I saw this story detailing the efforts of people trying to save the fallen soldier at the war memorial, and it was very powerful, not only for the obvious reasons, that these people ran into danger to try to help. But it also drove home the point that everybody who was trying to help him had first-aid training, so worked as an efficient team, and knew what to do. Sure, he didn’t make it, but at least they gave him the best chances he could have, a lot better than he’d have with a panicking, dithering mass of confused folks. This reminded me that I should really update my first-aid, again, and find a way to have it not just be a dim memory, because you really never know when you might need it.

I still can’t get over the senselessness of it all, and I think about the honour guards back on duty there today. In their heads they probably know it’s not going to happen again…but…shiver.

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  1. I can’t find the words to say how sorry I am about this entire episode.

    There are good clips on You Tube of the procession down the Highway of Heroes. I was weeping. I first heard about the processions a few years ago and admired Canada for caring so much for their troops. I found this song back then. Here is the link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrkgV5bl7kQ

    1. I wrote a post about the song a few years ago. Most of the royalties from it go to charity, which is also a nice touch.

  2. I either missed that post or I have amnesia. I play the video every now and then and it gets me every time.

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