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Ottawa Shootings, Poignant and Perfect Tribute

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Ottawa Shootings, Poignant and Perfect Tribute

Canada is in mourning for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, killed Wednesday while standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa.
The leaders of Canada's political parties did their best to address the nation's pain with words Wednesday night, but it was a single image that captured it Thursday morning.
The cartoon, drawn by The Halifax Chronicle Herald's Bruce MacKinnon, is being praised around Canada and the world.
The Canadian cartoonist’s illustration portraying the nation’s pain over the shooting death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is being described as poignant, powerful and tear-jerking.
It shows the bronze figures of the memorial, representing those who fought and died in the First World War, stooping down to pick up the body of the corporal and welcome him into their number.
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That is a powerful, expressive piece of art. The mood is captured perfectly.
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That brought tears to my eyes and I don't mind admitting it.
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I was affected too.
The drawing was emailed to me by relatives in Toronto, just down the road from Ottawa (250 miles)
On my late Mothers side, all her family is Canadian.
Needless to say, they were also affected by the Shootings, there is now a marked increase in Police presence in Toronto.
I'm flying out there as soon as I can book a flight, it's been a few years since I was last there, to visit Mums Grave in a Beautiful Cemetery in Ontario.
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Re: Ottawa Shootings, Poignant and Perfect Tribute

Mook I agree could not put it better Kev
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A moving & heart-warming tribute
It definitely chocked me up
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This choked me up,


His dogs photographed at his home seemingly waiting for his return
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ottawa-shooting-nathan-cirillos-dogs-wait-for-late-...