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Ottawa Race Day – Vimy Challenge

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    Me posing with the profile for Sgt. Norman Quick along Remembrance Row.
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    Remembrance Row - Sgt. Norman Quick, Combat Cameraman, Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit.
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    Over 20,000 participants were expected to participate in this years Army Run.
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    Mayor Watson takes the podium to support and cheer on this years participants.
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Today was race day in Ottawa for the Canada Army Run; In what turned out to be a beautiful day, over 20,000 converged on Laurier and Elgin Streets in Ottawa to participate in this unique military event. “More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is about Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie and community. It’s a chance for the troops to extend the military esprit de corps to Canadians and to thank them for their support. And, it’s an opportunity for Canadians to say thanks to the men and women who serve them in so many ways at home…

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D-Day Conneaut, Ohio, in 2015

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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)
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    D-Day re-enactment, Conneaut, Ohio, 2015 - photographed by Martin Merrette (Rolleiflex)

I am a member of a re-enacting group called la société d’histoire In Memoriam in Quebec. In 2014 we decided to participate as soldiers of the Régiment de la Chaudière at the annual D day event in Conneaut, Ohio, USA. This event has taken place every year since 1999. During the event we represent military camps in England before D-day and at the end of the weekend, we recreate the landing of allied troops on the beaches of Normandie. It was an amazing experience with more than 2000 re-enactors from all over North America. For the 2015 event I wanted to do something different. I looked at all the different corps and units of…

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