I took these two pictures at the National War Memorial on a chilly noon in Ottawa this last Sunday. As part of the anniversary of the start of the First World War, the three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces are mounting a guard there during (I believe) daylight hours. When I visited it was the Army’s turn. These young soldiers were standing guard at the front of the memorial, facing down Elgin Street, and on the far side, facing Parliament Hill, a piper was playing. The turnout of these lads was immaculate and their bearing was every inch the soldier. If you find yourself in Ottawa in November it’s worth a visit.