Family remembers Sussex-area war veteran, century later – CTV News

#8220;When I got there obviously it was very emotional, and, it was a really touching experience and they left me there alone for a few minutes, so that was very meaningful to me, and I’m very thankful that I got to go,” she says.

#8220;Right now is the time because it#8217;s 100 years. And three generations later, you know, I don#8217;t think the family has still got over it,” says family member, Frank Robinson.

#8220;We’re the next generation, so it#8217;s our responsibility to remember. And even with my family that may be older than me, he#8217;s part of our family, he always will be, so I think it#8217;s our responsibility to remember him,” says Wallace.

On Aug. 26, 1917, he moved from the Vimy area to a place called Hill 70. During a ten day battle to take the hill, more than 9,000 Canadians were killed or wounded, including Cook.

Robinson says dozens of families in the area suffered loss in the Great War, but he is encouraged that younger generations are getting involved.

His family says they are honouring his sacrifice a century later.

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