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city and area, and local MPP Guy Lauzon made sure, by presenting a certificate, that he is not forgotten.
Solly and other veterans and current and past SDG Highlanders will be congregating Saturday (it started on Friday evening) at the Cornwall Armoury Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic White
"It is because of true Canadian heroes like Mr. Solly that we have liberty and freedom today," Lauzon said, during the presentation in the dining room of the Riverdale Terrace Retirement Residence.
Solly said the importance of marking such anniversaries is to have even younger generations pause and think about what they've learned.
arriving dignitaries, for the ceremony were fellow Second World War vets Gerry Grant, Ernie Pain and Rudy Roy.
"I didn't know much about the First World War, but then we started talking about it (after his service) and now I can understand (the sacrifices)."
"As we sere coming out of the water and hitting the beach, the Germans went up and down shooting at us," he said, then adding in quick succession mimicking the machine gun fire:Solly is one of the very few D Day veterans alive in the Converse All Star Black High
Solly first joined the Canal Guard, which had been set up to protect the old Cornwall Canal from what he described as "terrorists".
Asked to reflect on what D Day and the war means to Canadians today, Solly pointed out that it was rejuvenating a generation that had suffered through the Great Depression of the 1930s.
"There was nothing to do but when the war started, all the young men now could get a job by joining the army."
As though it was an everyday event, Walter Solly easily recounted those life and death minutes as he and hundreds of comrades stormed Juno Beach 70 years ago Friday.
"I had shrapnel just below the knee," he said.
for the annual Glens association reunion.
Even Friday, the effects of Solly's service was a reminder, as Solly took a break from a succession Converse Ladies of photos to sit down.
Joining Solly and Lauzon, and later Womens White Leather Converse Office
He then transferred to the SDG Highlanders in 1940.
Germans went up and down shooting at us'
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