Moynahan Surnames

Monday, March 23, 2015

March 24th - Turning of the Page: Leo Joseph Martin Broderick (1919-1943)

The Book of Remembrance page below displaying the name of  Leo Joseph Martin Broderick (my 1st cousin 2x removed) is on view in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace in the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 24 every year.

Page 140 from the Book of Remembrance: Second World war
WO Broderick, Leo Joseph Martin

The Books Of Remembrance 

"The Books of Remembrance contain the names of the men and women who died in service to Canada. There are seven books in total, which include names from the country's first expeditions until the most recent missions."

Book of Remembrance
Letter enclosed with requested copy of Page 140
for  Leo Joseph Martin Broderick
Turning of the Page Ceremony

"Everyday at 11:00 a.m. a member of the House of Commons Security Services conducts the Turning of the Page ceremony. Since 1942, a page has been turned daily in the Books of Remembrance, which contain the names of Canada's war dead. The order of pages turned is based on a perpetual calendar system that ensures each name appears at least once yearly."

Turning of the Page Ceremony
"With the date for each page set, family members can be present for the ceremony when the name of a relative is shown." If family members cannot be present, it can be viewed online and the video can be saved.

At 11 Bells...The Page Is Turned

I requested in writing to be present  for when the page is turned on March 24th, 2015 to honour the brief life and ultimate sacrifice of my first cousin 2x removed Leo Joseph Martin Broderick (1919-1943).


  1. My uncle Bob spent 4 years in German POW camp after the Dieppe fiasco, where boys were used as guinea pigs to test the German defences - (they were sacrificed) was decades before I heard him speak about it...thanks for remembering

    1. Thanks so much for your comments Dave. Such young men. Such a loss.

  2. “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning: We will remember them.”

    1. Thanks Robert. Such beautiful words. They will be remembered.