Wednesday, June 20, 2007

If we cannot do them honor

while they're here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give them homage at the ending of their days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for three soldiers died today.

The above verse was slightly modified by myself and is from "Just A Common Soldier" by Lawrence Vaincourt

Today we learned that we have lost three more brave Canadian soldiers. All three were based here in Edmonton with 3 PPCLI.

Cpl. Stephen Frederick Bouzane
Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe
Sgt. Christos Karigiannis

My heart felt condolences and deepest sympathies to their family and friends.

Worth mentioning...
Toronto city council performs a U turn... Support our Troop ribbons stay put! Congratulations Toronto for making the right choice.

Dishonorable mention...
In a pathetic display some Parti Quebecois members of the National Assembly refused to stand to applaud seven Afghanistan-bound Canadian Forces officers

I really don't care how you feel about the war in Afghanistan. Our men and women in the forces deserve our support and our respect for the job they do, no matter where they are serving.


Candace said...

The nonsense in Montreal - both the letter campaign and the anti-war protesters, was revolting.

Tim said...

Was? IS my dear IS!