The song ‘My Home’ is based on a true story of a Canadian missionary working overseas that was captured and imprisoned by a terrorist organization known for starving, torturing and even killing their POW’s. His friends and family were worried sick, but all I could think about was how he endured the isolation and suffering by holding on to the memory of all that he had left behind back home in Canada. After many months of mistreatment he was finally released and was able to return to his home and family, but, at the time of writing the song ‘My Home’, no one knew, especially him, if he’d ever see his home again.
Currently the song ‘My Home’ is being considered for national recognition and adoption as an anthem for the Legions across Canada. It may even be taken up internationally, much like the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by John McCrae who coincidentally came from the same town as Don – Guelph, Ontario, Canada.