said by Barrie Examiner :
Two minutes of silence was broken by the heartfelt sobbing of Marcie Lane, the wife of the late Master Cpl. Scott Vernelli of Sault Ste. Marie, who was killed in Afghanistan March 20, 2009.
As Barrie's Silver Cross Mother, Lane cried on the arm of Barrie police Const. Peter Moore, Vernelli's now three-year-old daughter watched them solemnly from under her warm white hat, the kind with two mouse ears poking out the top.
As Lane wept, we were reminded that we are not just remembering ghosts of men who died long ago, but real neighbours, friends and yes, fathers of precocious daughters who'll grow up without their fathers who died in a far away land.