Gunned down by a terrorist, while doing ceremonial duty at a war memorial in Ottawa. Here (November 2, 2012):
As she reached the memorial, Winters saw four people bending over a fallen soldier. She dropped her purse and briefcase on the steps and began to help.
Margaret Lerhe, a nurse on her way to work at the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital, was pressing her hands to a wound on Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s left side to stanch the bleeding.
Another corporal, a third member of the honour guard who accompanies the two standing at attention, was on Cirillo’s right side, pressing his hands to a wound there.
Another soldier was bent over Cirillo’s head, talking to him.
“You’re doing good, you’re doing good, buddy,” he told Cirillo. “You’re breathing — keep breathing.”
You heard it somewhere ELSE first, right, that nobody helps (the selfish gene and all that)…
Missed the signal in Ottawa, apparently.
Further, added after the Remembrance Day ceremony at a local old folks: The Last Post
In Canada, usually followed by the Reveille: = I believe in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. (Credo resurrectionem mortuorum et vitam venturi seculi) – and to heck with materialists’ complaints.
Fun: When I was a child I learned that my father had taken part in “firing squads.” I couldn’t believe this, and asked him about it. He explained, no, not to kill any unarmed person. It was the conventional 11 or 21 gun salute at an armed forces’ funeral. Here is one example: