I feel unquestionably blessed to live in a country that has a military heritage as strong as we Canadians have. From The War to End All Wars, to the Second World War, Korea, the countless and thankless Peace Keeping missions and most recently Afghanistan. Like Tom, I too have served with the CF and perhaps it is because of this that I feel such a bond with the people who have in both the past and present chosen to serve.
To those who have served in the past, thank you. We owe you a debt of gratitude that can not be repaid with words.
To those in the CF who are currently training for and stationed in Afghanistan, we thank you. Trent and the guys and gals of Lord Strathcona’s Horse C Squadron and everyone else who are currently operating in Afghanistan, stay safe.