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Documentaries are good to watch. I have been doing a lot since I am a student. You are an inspiration to me.
The documentary is great. I love watching documentaries and I love this one. Thank you so much. :)
I feel that we old guard need to not only see this video, but to share it with our friends, comrades and family. It truly shows the impact and resilience of this kind of event on military families. God Bless you for your sacrifice. We will remember....
I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case, great info…I will bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!
Thank you to Marc and his family and friends for sharing this heartfelt journey with us. I felt the love from everyone and was touched by the Canadians on the bridges. I too look at myself to see if there is more I can do with my life. I am God's servant - Thy will is my will. Blessings, sheila
Mark, you gave your life for what you believe and we give you our gratitude and respect forever. You are our Hero and I tell my son about you, I want you to be the example he looks up to. Rest in Peace our Hero you are in our thoughts and prayers. we will never forget you..
Thank you for telling your story. May Marc always be remembered along side all those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
Marc, you were a good man and an even better friend! I wish that it had of been me that day and not you! I miss you everyday! Cheers my friend! I hope to see you again someday!
I live near Petawawa (a 10-minute drive from the village) and I can't remember if I heard about the video on CBC radio or in the local paper. I watched the DVD with my husband on Remembrance Day.
Thank you for making the film and thank you to all who contributed to it. It was beautiful, very moving, and educational. It is very important for Canadians and others to know what our soldiers are contributing, and to manifest the cost of their contribution in such a powerful way.
We are not a military family, but we have military neighbours on either side of us, and my children have had school friends whose parents are in the military. Also, my father-in-law was a veteran of the Second World War.
My husband was a Sergeant in the Militia and did an attachment with the Dragoons when they were based in Lahr West Germany. Paul was with the Queens York Rangers and based in Germany, because of this attachment Paul regularly visits the Dragoon website and he read about If I Should Fall on there and said he wanted a copy of the DVD.We just now finished watching it ( I am still wiping away my tears) So moved !!!The DVD was brilliantly done and paid homage to a wonderful young man, his family , his life and his brothers. Thank you to all for bringing it to life....what a great job ! I hope MANY more Canadians see this ......it brings Canada, our people and our Soldiers to LIFE in a way I have never seen before. My father is a WWII Vet and still living ....we just celebrated his 93rd birthday on November 23rd . He is landed on the Beaches of Normandy and lived to speak of it. Nov 11th will always hold a special place in my heart .....now , after this DVD , it’s even more special.
I just received my copy of If I should Fall. It was definitely the best piece I have seen in regards to Canadas involvement with Afghanistan. Everyone in the making of this did a great job and should be proud of what they have done! As well to the members of the Armed Forces in combat or not we stand behind you and I am grateful for your service.
I watched "If I Should Fall" DVD last night and was truly moved. Marc was a true Canadian Hero and special person. Thank you to Marc's family, Mary and her family, and Marc's comrades from D Squadron for sharing their stories, their love, their pain and their loss. Thank you also to the producers and everyone else involved in the making of this film. It was a complete documentary of Marc's story and a real insight into Canada's mission in Afghanistan. It shows the dedication and sacrifices of our Armed Forces. We are blessed to have men and women who are willing to serve and familes who support their decision to serve. Every Canadian should see this movie. And finally, thank you to Marc for wanting to make a difference in this world, as a soldier, as a member of his community and as a citizen of this great country.
This DVD should be shared in schools so that every generation can know the sacrifices that were and are still being made for the wonderful freedoms we enjoy in Canada. We should never take them for granted. Thank you to every soldier and every soldier’s family who has sacrificed for us all in serving our country.
I would also like to thank every Canadian who has publicly stood along the Highway of Heroes to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate price. Your gratitude and compassion inspire me and make me proud.
Finally, to the Diab family, Mary Barakat, and all of Marc’s extended family and friends: in spite of your own grief, in sharing Marc’s story and your love, memories and the pain of your loss, you have shown us all where Marc got his courage. Thank you for being so brave. Marc’s memory lives on through this beautiful expression of your hearts and love.
We both come from the same old country.... I have never been prouder to be CANADIAN...
This is a story every Canadian should watch. Our hearts go out to Marc's Family it is so hard to imagine to lose such a vibrant young man.Our daughter just married a wonderful man who was in Afghanistan on two tours and has since retired from the Army. In our eyes he is along with every soldier a hero!
My husband & I had the honour of watching IF I SHOULD FALL D.V.D. What a powerful, sensitive & touching tribute to a fallen soldier & son. Thank you Marc for your sacrifice & service for our country... you're a true Canadian hero! Mr & Mrs Diab, thank you for sharing this documentary, keeping his memory alive & supporting the Canadian Forces. God bless you & your family. RIP Pte. Marc Diab.
Although I presently live in the United States my love for Canada remains stronger than ever. I had the honour of serving in the Canadian Forces for more than 30 years and as a member of the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada I regularly receive updates regarding our troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere. I recently received an email with a link to “If I Should Fall” and after watching the trailer I felt compelled to order the DVD. Thank you, Private Diab, for your sacrifice and service to Canada. I look forward to watching the documentary.
I just watched IF I SHOULD FALL D.V.D.,and was surprised to see myself in Chapter 10,HIGHWAY OF HEROES. That's me holding the sign,IN MEMORY OF OUR HEROES TRENTON GRIEVES WITH YOU. My heart goes out to Marc Diab's family . I attended as many repatriation ceremonies as I could. I am proud of our Canadian Forces,and it gave me a good feeling to support the families of our Heroes. Yours sincerely,Mike Foreman March 27,2012
I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve a beautiful Nation as well as working with Canada’s finest people. I have had the privilege and honour in fighting beside men and women of warrior spirit. Today I received an e-mail from my current chain of command that compelled me to buy the CD as well as write this post. We must enlighten the Nation of who we are and what we stand for here at home and in foreign soil. Thank, you Pte Diab for your sacrifice. Mr & Mrs Diab, thank you for keeping his memory a live and supporting the CF. I am looking forward to watching the documentary. Pro Patria
My name is Fred Bulbeck and I am doing a mural at the Canadian Heroes Nascar Race Shop in Honour of the fallen soldiers from Afganistan. I would love to honour Marc in some way in this mural. Is there anything in particular you would like to see done on it in this regard.
I would love the opportunity to see this documentary it sounds amazing from the trailer I have seen of it. Our troops deserve alot more recognition then they get. Our boys do an amazing job everday and are willing to give their lives for our freedoms, God bless all of them, my heart goes out to you.
I would like to take a few seconds of your time in order to deeply thank you for opening yourselves to this tragic loss. It is so important, so that our Nation do not forget the actions that Marc and many others have paid with their lives to create this world a better place. I have had the honour yesterday to see the movie for the first time and being a Canadian military member myself, it still twists me inside. So again thank you and may you keep strong.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful documentary. I lost my nephew Pte. Andrew Miller June 26th in Afganistan to a road side bomb. This has given me a glimpse into the lives that he and his friends experienced while they were serving. It is very touching and and I can relate to alot of the emotions your family has and will continue to go through. Doing something postive after something so terribly negative needs to be commended, I'm sure this wasn't easy but a huge thank you for sharing.
Yours truly,Marita KennedyHugs to the family!
In WWII My dad left his homeland of Barbados with his friends Archie and Mascoll to fight for Canada.Archie was a tank driver and Macoll, an infantry man.At the time Mascoll was married with one son called Richard and Mascoll's wife was pregnant.Archie and my dad survived the war but Mascoll was killed in Caen France. When Mascoll's son Richard grew up, my dad walked him up the aisle and kept in touch until he passed away over 50 years later.
I shall buy the DVD. Remember them
Hello, I would just like to thank you for the documentary dvd which I just bought and watched last night. I served in Afghanistan in 2007 where we lost 6 members of our company to an IED and then a month later an old basic buddy of mine was killed also by an IED. I hope as many people can watch this as possible so they can get a slight understanding what it was like over there and to show people that we were just normal people doing an abnormal job.
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