Remembrance Day through the eyes of Natacha Dupuis, a retired master corporal

Natacha Dupuis, a retired master corporal, shared her experiences serving her country as Canadians observed Remembrance Day.

CBC handed over control of @cbcnews to Natacha Dupuis for Nov. 11

Natacha Dupuis, a retired master corporal, lays photos of troopers Jack Bouthillier and Corey Hayes on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. The two were killed in Afghanistan in 2009, where Dupuis also served. (CBC)

It's a question veterans of all ages are asked in the lead up to Nov. 11: What does this day mean to you?

For the first time, CBC News turned over its Twitter account to a veteran to see the day through her eyes. 

Natacha Dupuis, a retired master corporal who co-captained Team Canada during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, logged on to @CBCnews and tweeted what she saw around the National War Memorial in Ottawa, who she met and how Remembrance Day resonates for her.

She also shared details about her past, including how she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after watching two of her comrades die during a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Read her reflections: