Wait for me daddy

An image of a little boy running towards his soldier father as he marched in the streets of New Westminster, B.C., has become a new war monument in the city.

As families said goodbye to loved ones on Oct. 1, 1940, a little boy, Warren “Whitey” Bernard, broke away from his mother and reached towards his father’s outstretched hand. The moment – captured by photographer Claude P. Dettloff and called Wait For Me, Daddy – became an iconic Canadian image of the Second World War.

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