Thursday, January 16, 2014

Halifax ferry named for fallen Canadian Soldier

From CTV:

New Halifax ferry named after fallen Canadian solider

The Canadian Press
Monday, January 13, 2014

HALIFAX -- A new Halifax ferry is being named in honour of a Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Halifax Regional Municipality and Metro Transit say residents voted for the name Christopher Stannix for the ferry that will run between the Halifax and Woodside terminals this spring.

Stannix attended Saint Mary's University and enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces in 2001.
The 24-year-old was killed in 2007 when the vehicle he was in struck a roadside bomb west of Kandahar City....

More, plus video clip, here.

From CBC last November, Chris' mother had this to say:


"I didn't realize how much the flag would mean to you once you've seen it draped on your son's casket and then to see it flying, proudly. And I thought that is the reason that Chris gave his life for his country and for his beliefs."

Chris was the middle child in a family of three. He was engaged to be married when he was killed.
He accepted a demotion to go over to Afghanistan from the rank of master corporal to corporal....

Go, read more from his family, here. 

ALWAYS remember.  ALWAYS honour.

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