Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month...

Every Canadian citizen has a moral obligation to be at a Remembrance Day service tomorrow to hour those who have bravely fought for our freedom, some paying the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.  There are no excuses, period.  They fought for our freedom despite the cold, the rain, the mud and muck and they were more than likely afraid but they kept on fighting for our freedom and the freedom of this great country, Canada.  They missed their families, gave up home cooked meals, going out on dates, and enjoying sitting around a cozy fireplace to fight for our freedom.  They gave up fashion, comfy clothes and their own bit of unique private space to fight for our freedom.  ON THE ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!  

You owe your freedom to these brave souls so do your civic duty and attend a Remembrance Day service tomorrow.  Thank a veteran, visit a veteran in a nursing home, show a veteran you appreciate the sacrifices they have paid so dearly for all for freedom!

Tomorrow I will be attending the Remembrance Day ceremony in my hometown.  Yes I have to drive and yes the weather will likely be ugly.  Yet I have to be there!  Several of my family members paid the price for my freedom, the freedom so richly enjoyed in Canada!  I will pay my respects, honouring those who served and those who have fallen.  I don't care if it pouring down rain or blizzard conditions, I will be there!  In tribute, tomorrow I will once again be posting the video A Soldier Cries Oh Canada on this blog.  Let us never forget those who fought so hard for our freedom!


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