A Soldier’s Story
by Deb Crossen
“If I Should Fall” is the story of one Canadian soldier, Trooper Marc Diab. But it could be that of any one of the 157 others who have made the ultimate sacrifice, with their lives, in Afghanistan.
The 22-year-old from Mississauga dreamed of making a difference. Unfortunately, he and his family paid for that dream when he was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
This film brings Marc, and indeed all soldiers, closer to us with clips of his private life, interviews with his family, friends and platoon “brothers”, as well as dramatic footage of ramp ceremonies for fallen comrades.
We have stood on bridges silently saluting the fallen along the Highway of Heroes. We have cried with those we know who have lost someone in the conflict.
Now, this film gives us an insight into the realities of the life of a soldier and those he leaves behind.
There’s a special showing of “If I Should Fall” on Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Buckhorn Community Centre. There’s no admission, but a donation to the Yellow Ribbon Campaign or the Marc Diab Children’s Foundation would be gratefully accepted.
(Deb is News Director at Magic 96.7 FM and a staunch supporter of the Yellow Ribbon Campaign.)
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