From left the peaks are Normandy, Ardennes, Rhine, Elbe. A fifth peak is named after Stan Waters.
This mountain is one of my favourite sights out west. It rises majestically above the Kootenay Plains near the Banff Park border. Its name, Ex Coelis, is Latin for “Out of the Clouds” and that was the motto of the First Canadian Parachute Battalion from WWII.
You can read more here, but for now let me say this. Today is the provincial election. We commonly have lousy voter turnouts and then people complain about the government we get.
The men of the First Canadian Parachute Battalion jumped out of a plane so we could keep the right to vote in a multi-party democracy.
What have you done for them?
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