the Liberal Government reduced our Canadian forces to a measely 50,000. 20,000 desk jobs, and 30,000 frontliners. Those were the stats about 3 yrs ago. In the past year or two, Canadians have been losing that image of "Peacekeepers".
SIXFEETWTC write: BBD you've made some very valid points. I often don't look at the intricacies of war from any perspective other than negative as I've never experienced it firsthand and often it is only the negative that is portrayed in the media. Even though the members of the Canadian Armed Forces are known the world over as peacekeepers and humanitarians, they do not seem to get as much media attention as the US or some other countries (it seems that only when something tragic happens do you hear about them, at least here at home). I believe that Canadians (and I speak only for myself and those that I know personally) do not express their patriotism in the same manner that some US citizens do. Perhaps I will do more of that from here on...
You speak for me too SIX. Canadians do not express their patriotism, not even a little! When I was in elementary school we said the Lords Prayer and sang O'Canada at 9 a.m. every morning, and at the end of the day we say 'God Save the Queen'. By Jr High none of that was being done. I understand the Lord's Prayer being omitted from the daily routine for religious reasons, but to stop singing O'Canada? I'm surprised my children even no the words.
I attended a hockey game last week (level below NHL). The speaker asked all to remove their hats while the national anthem was being sung. He did so out of respect and patriotism for out GREAT country! 30 seconds into the anthem, all these young people are hooting, clapping, wolf calling, whistling...HELLOOOO!!! I told my teens that was such a lack of respect therefore patriotism for their country. I never wanted them to behave so ill-mannered. I was quite ticked off, because I love my country! We are blessed to have such a wonderful country to live in. All you United Statians, so do you! lol
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