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Thursday, November 09, 2006
Year of the War Bride

Eight Canadian provinces have designated 2006 as the Year of the War Bride.

60 years ago, 50,000 plus British war brides came through Pier 21 at Halifax Harbour following the end of the Second World War to settle in this country after marrying Canadian soldiers back in the Britain.

Yesterday, eighteen war bride couples renewed their marriage vows Wednesday in a ceremony near the famous pier on arrival, following an emotional and historical train journey that brought 200 war brides from across the country back to Halifax:
The brides, clutching bouquets of red roses, walked down the aisle of Pier 21 to the strains of Irving Berlin's Always, escorted by soldiers.

Their grooms, many wearing the medals they earned, patiently waited for their lifelong sweethearts. A barbershop quartet sang behind them.

They again repeated the words, "For better, for worse / For richer, for poorer."

Then they sealed their vows with a gentle kiss.
Meanwhile in Toronto, in a contrasting story that epitomises the fakeness of our times, shocked husband (fake throb, Kevin Federline) of bimbo bride ("Seriously, I just wanted to see what marriage was like"), Britney Spears, received an electronic text message from his wife declaring the marriage over. Her first marriage lasted 54 hours, the second not quite two years. Till death (or at least until the next text message) do us part.

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