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|I'm on the far left, playing my snare drum at the base of the Eiffel Tower. |
The ground was so slippery, I almost did the splits on the march up. 0_o
|Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre in Paris. It was ridiculously crowded with people, but so worth seeing.|
|On Juno Beach in Normandy, France, where Canadian troops landed on D-Day in June of 1944.|
It was a huge honour to pay our respects here and to play in a service for Acadian soldiers of WWII.
|We also visited Omaha Beach in Normandy where American troops landed on D-Day.|
This was a truly beautiful cemetery, though the number of graves was staggering.
|Marching with the band to the Vimy Memorial at Pas-de-Calais, France. |
(The memorial is dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who fell in WWI.)
Not long after this photo was taken, we got drenched in an all-out downpour.
|Taking part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. There were roughly 2000 people present!|
(This ceremony has been held every day since 1927 with the exception of the years of occupation during WWII.)
|Brooding Soldier memorial at Vancouver Corner in St. Juliaan, Belgium.|
(This is a Canadian WWI monument to honour our fallen soldiers.)
|Playing a set at Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery just north of Antwerp, Belgium.|
So, yeah. It was a fantastic trip all around and something I will never forget as long as I live. We have a ton more photos (1500+), but I promise I won't bombard you with all of them. Maybe a couple here and there... Hope you're having a wonderful week!