Such was the hecatomb of the First World War that boys of 15 could make their way into armed service without their true age being discovered, even in death.
Such was the call to arms if lucky enough to be caught and discharged, many of them would try to sneak their way back into service.
Such is the difference between our time and then, that few could even think of late teenage boys trying to do the same to serve in Afghanistan, or anywhere else where Canadian men are at arms.
Such were the men, and such were the times, that permit us now the luxury of forgetting the price paid.
Do not forget.