Remembrance Day is special this year for at least one Canadian Tire employee. Julie Corcoran, after being asked to play for a remembrance ceremony as a volunteer pipe player for the 49th Field Regiment, found this year’s Remembrance Day even more special, and to show her appreciation, she designed a display when you come into Canadian Tire Store main entrance.
“We’ve never done anything like that before,” she said while working on the job.
She gathered materials like uniforms and boots from military antique stores in Toronto and surplus sales at the local Legion.
Her husband designed and made the crosses.
And, “to make it special,” she asked “if any employees in the store has/had family in the Forces,” to let her add their names, “to make it more personable.”
Her own family members: Harland Galbraith and George Mills were added to the display in the form of pictures and words.
Other employees added stories and pictures of their family members like: Gerald and Georgina Brown, Edmund Waiser, Joseph Waiser, Thaddeus Waiser, James Hall, Peter Smith, Harold Doyle, John Doyle, James Doyle, and Louis Doyle.
Corcoran lamented that “it used to be a day you could go and partake,” but now she says it seems like a day that is getting forgotten because of everyone’s fast-paced lives.
If you are down at Canadian Tire, check out Julie’s effort and pay tribute. Thank you Julie.