The Fund is proud to announce our 91st donation, this May 29th to the Pinery. This device will be part of their mobile unit and first at scene in a medical emergency.
This donation will be in memory of Private Patrick W O’Connor, WWII (Navy) veteran and served as a medic in the Royal Canadian Regiment where he was killed May 30th 1951. Family will be present and we shall read his poem which he wrote before his death:
There is blood on the hills of Korea. ‘Tis the blood of the brave and the true.
Where the Twenty-fifth Brigade
Under the banner of the Red, White and Blue
As they marched over the fields of Korea,
To the hills where the enemy lay,
They remembered the Brigadier's order: ‘These hills must be taken today!" Forward they marched into the battle,
With faces unsmiling and stern.
They knew as they charged the hillside
There were some that would never return. Some thought of their wives and mothers,
Some thought of their sweethearts so fair
And some, as they plodded and stumbled,
Where reverently whispering a prayer. There is blood on the hills of Korea. It's the gift of the freedom the love. May their names live in glory forever, And their souls rest in heaven above.