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Human form, in bronze

Photo Friday, this week, has challenged photographers to show photos of the “Human Form.”

I was driving through downtown Chilliwack, BC, today and I’ve passed Piper Richardson so often I nearly forget he’s there.  He stands outside the Chilliwack Museum.  He’s forever playing his pipes.  Richardson, during the battle of the Somme played his pipes as his company went “over the top” to rally his fellow soldiers.  He was killed, later, while retrieving his pipes that he had left behind on the battlefield while assisting wounded soldiers.  For his bravery, Richardson was awarded the Victoria Cross.

If I have to highlight the human form, why not highlight a hero?


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