ABOVE: How a simple but poignant cartoon has touched the hearts of Canadians and people around the world
A Canadian cartoonist’s illustration portraying the nation’s pain over the shooting death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is being described as poignant, powerful and tear-jerking.
Cirillo, a reservist from Hamilton, Ont., was gunned down at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday in what Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called a “terrorist” attack.
Bruce MacKinnon, an editorial cartoonist for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, is being praised across the country for creating an image illustrating the country’s loss.
Twitter was abuzz Thursday morning with response to MacKinnon’s image.
Meanwhile, Members of Parliament gathered at the memorial Thursday to pay tribute to the fallen soldier.