I am a soldiers son and a soldiers son is someone, who at one point or ten, in their life, left their family and friends to move around the country and abroad to support their dad as he served his country. regardless of personal political views, it is an honour to support those who serve their country and there are way too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact.
i am so proud of my dad and all of the people he served with 💙
today i do not just remember those that served alongside my dad but those in wars and conflict before us to give us our freedom that we have today.
they shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them 💂🏼♂️💂🏼♀️💂🏼♂️ this year marks 100 years since the first two-minute silence was observed on armistice day in 1919. armistice day honours the end of world war one and always falls on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour.
Robert "bobby" walker was born october 4, 1926 in lachine, quebec. he was the youngest son of harry and mary sarah banks walker, who had immigrated from england in 1913, and he had three brothers and three sisters, one of which passed away at a young age. his father was a veteran of the first world war, and suffered from major health problems due to inhaling mustard gas. he would die when bobby was only 12 years old.
following the outbreak of wwii, bobby's three older brothers along with his brother-in-law all enlisted in the canadian armed forces. bobby followed in their footsteps as soon as he turned 18. after basic training he was assigned to 1st battalion of the black watch (royal highland regiment) of canada and sent overseas to fight in northwest europe.
on april 1st, easter sunday of 1945, 19 year old pte. robert walker was killed in action, believed to have died in the area around doetinchem/terborg, netherlands. his death completely crushed his family, and every april 1st thereafter was a day of mourning for them.
bobby is buried at groesbeek canadian war cemetery, in grave xiv.a.16.
A leader i work with (whose located in the eu) sent me a message today that he found a picture of my car online. obviously a bit confused i searched and found an article. i never knew #fordperformance had even published the article on my car. needless to say, i’m speechless.
thank you #fordperformance and thank you to all who serve our country. if you’ve got time, take a look.