When dawn breaks on Nov. 11 and the 11th hour draws near, our day of Remembrance will be very different from those of years gone by. It is difficult to put faces on the legions of Canada’s fallen when we think of those who paid the ultimate price in war. For most of us, it is rows of anonymous troops, sounds of marching feet, squadrons of armoured vehicles and airplane flypasts that linger in the memory. But sacrifice is at the heart of Remembrance Day and that is much more personal. It’s what families, friends and military regiments experience when one of their own falls. Heroic sacrifice always leaves a gaping hole where a Canadian soldier used to be.