Prince George's Silver Cross Mother

By Catherine Hansen
November 8, 2018 - 10:21am Updated: November 8, 2018 - 5:50pm

PRINCE GEORGE - On Sunday and Monday, CKPG will be observing Remembrance Day by telling the stories of those affected by war.

For one local family, the meaning of November 11th has changed since the passing of their son, Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick. Darren was just 21 years old when he was injured by an explosive in Afghanistan eight years ago. He passed away shortly after returning to Canada. Remembrance Day remains one of the most difficult times for the Fitzpatrick family, however they continue to observe the day to recognize all of those who have served.

Darren's mom Colleen Fitzpatrick says "We obviously stay together close as a family, and we remember not only Darren but all of his comrades and the other people that have put their lives on the line and not come back.  And,  we like to remember his comrades and those that fought and came back,  they sacrificed as well,  they are changed when they come home so it's a very important day."

For more about Colleen's experience as a Silver Cross mother, along with the importance of the Royal Canadian Legion, and memories from a local veteran, join us for "We Remember" our CKPG News special on Remembrance Day, Sunday November 11th at noon, 3:00 and 6:00 and then again Monday November 12th at noon, 5:00, 6:30 and 11:00pm.

 

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