The Wait for Me, Daddy story
On October 1, 1940, the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)
marched down Eighth Street in New Westminster, British Columbia. As a
military band played, the entire town came out to see what must have seemed
like an endless line of brave soldiers marching off to war.
Just as photographer Claude P. Dettloff prepared to take his picture,
5-year-old Warren “Whitey” Bernard broke loose from his
mother's grasp and ran towards his father, Private Jack Bernard. The
picture captured a moment that touched the entire world, and soon became
one of the best-known photographs of Canada's war effort.