Friday, August 27, 2010

Remembering the Veterans in Veteran's Cottage

I've been following my friend Connie's massive overhaul of her little one-and-a-half storey veteran's cottage in East York through the miracle of Facebook. She's been pretty good about posting photos - including more than a few of her buff and often shirtless contractors! - as the work progresses.
Yesterday she put up photos of specially designed stained glass windows she is adding to the home.

Pretty, right?

Here's her explanation for the design of the stained glass:
The houses in this neighborhood were built for returning veterans of the Second Word War. The poppy is a symbol for soldiers who have died in the line of duty. The window, and 2 others just like it, are a tribute to the original owners of the house.

Connie's parents immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands, a country that was liberated by Canadian soldiers in World War II.

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