Remembering our sacrifices in Hong Kong

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Photo: Colin Standish

Colin Standish at the Commonwealth military cemetary in Hong Kong

In tiny Stanley village, past the Repulse Bay Hotel, where young Canadians were bayoneted and thrown off steep cliffs, I stand in a Commonwealth military cemetery. I think of a line from Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen that I always heard on Remembrance Day, back home in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, “at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”