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Rediscovering Love and Sacrifice: A WWII Veteran’s Letters Inspire Hope and Unity in Canada

ByAva Smith

Jun 18, 2024

A touching narrative titled “The November Project” sheds light on the heartwarming exchange of love letters, between Frank Horgan, fondly known as Horgie and his wife Marthe Horgan lovingly referred to as Peachie during World War II. Throughout his service in Europe with the Canadian Armed Forces from 1941 to 1946 Horgie penned over 300 letters to Peachie chronicling his experiences and professing his enduring love. These intimate letters have been transformed into a series of four self published books named “Frank Love Letters” by their grandson Robert Horgan, providing a glimpse into the connection shared by the couple amidst the backdrop of turmoil. This condensed retelling of their story serves as a tribute for Remembrance Day, honouring the sacrifices and learnings of our ancestors.

The tale of Horgie and Peachie’s love is a reminder of three struggles that are worth standing up for; advocating for human rights striving to find our way back home and preserving the unity of families. These themes hold meaning as we approach the moment of silence on November 11 prompting us to ponder the sacrifices endured by individuals during a tumultuous chapter, in history. Through the November Project we seek to instill hope and solidarity by drawing upon experiences to shape our actions and beliefs.

Dear Neighbour, I invite you to reflect on the immense sacrifices made by individuals like Horgie and Peachie, as well as your own ancestors, to secure the freedoms and human rights we cherish today. After the war, global agreements underscored the importance of treating people with respect and dignity, ensuring access to basic necessities such as clean drinking water, food, and shelter. The stories of our veterans and their families highlight the freedoms we enjoy and the ongoing struggles to protect and expand those rights.

In Cobourg, Ontario, our community exemplifies these values by coming together to provide humanitarian aid and advocate for respect, dignity, and Canadian values. We see the efforts of our neighbours, and we express our gratitude. Through collective actions and shared messages of hope, we celebrate what is working in our communities, using the arts to bridge gaps and foster understanding. This ongoing dialogue helps remind us of our human rights, the longing for home, and the love that binds families together.

What can you do to contribute? Practice kindness and compassion towards yourself, your family, friends, and neighbours. Engage in activities that bring you joy and spend time with those you love. Support live music in your community, visit The Legion, attend poetry readings, and listen to the stories and songs that define our shared experiences. Embrace the music of Canadian folk artists such as William Prince, The Colton Sisters, and The Good Lovelies, who inspire unity through their art. By doing so, we can strengthen our community, making small but significant improvements every day.

Together, we can move forward, guided by hope, love, and reconciliation. The November Project stands as a testament to the enduring power of love and sacrifice, reminding us that through unity and compassion, we can build a brighter future for all.

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Organization: The November Project

Contact Person: Robert Horgan

Website: https://www.youtube.com/@Horgie

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Country: Canada

Release Id: 18062413263

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