Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Reminders of Courage and Freedom

May the families of those courageous soldiers find strength to withstand the painful injury of their heartbreaking loss.

Our province and country mourns as well because someone's young son, someone's brave dad, someone's husband, someone's energetic and caring brother has died, and will be missed forever. They will never be forgotten though, for it is with pride that we know that these brave young people, representing us, stood for peace. They contributed to the rebuilding of a nation torn apart by war, and will be remembered as brave men who faced hostility and oppression to overcome it, and make Afghanistan a better place for future generations of men and women.

Recent coverage of Vimy Ridge reminded us of heros whose sacrifice made our freedom possible. The sacrifice of these six soldiers reminds us yet again of who we are, and the peaceful and democratic society that we are fortunate to live in.

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