Ottawa high school honours alumnus shot down during the Dambusters Raid

Two men, one wearing a civilian suit and the other wearing an Air Force uniform, lift a cloth from a large plaque that stands on an easel between them.
Mr. Lewis Burpee, Junior (left) and Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, unveil a memorial plaque honouring Mr. Burpee’s father, Pilot Officer Lewis J. Burpee. Pilot Officer Burpee died when the Lancaster bomber he was piloting during the Dambusters Raid of May 16-17, 1943, was shot down over Holland. PHOTO: Glenn Ellis, Lisgar Collegiate Institute

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In the week before Remembrance Day, schools across Canada hold Remembrance Day services, honouring the memory and the sacrifices of those who served in time of war and peace, defending Canada. Students and staff remember those who served—especially those who served and fell in the First World War, which ended 100 years ago on November 11, 1918. Read the rest of the story . . .

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