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He saw Nathan Cirillo moments after Parliament Hill shooting. Here's how he coped

John-David Powell, a retired property officer who took care of the monuments in Ottawa for 20 years, saw Cpl. Nathan Cirillo moments before and after he was shot on Parliament Hill. He says he’s turned to painting to deal with the memories of the October 2014 shooting.

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    I'm so touched by this

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    this is why we have art.

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    Yea touching video. The two thumbs down maybe you should have something better then going around putting thumbs down on everything. I feel sorry for you.

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    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been forever changed, for me, by the events of that day.

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    Been from Ottawa/ Hull regions also made a mark on my life that day Nathan was shot. His son… I still have a perfect vision of that little boy on his funeral day… it was surreal this could happen right there.. that day… and who did it even…

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    ALL THE VERY BEST John-David! 👌🙏🤗

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