Thursday, September 11, 2008

Give Peace a Chance

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I want to thank everyone who left such heartfelt and thoughtful comments on yesterday’s ABC Wednesday post.
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How very ironic that yesterday afternoon, the body of our 97th fallen soldier, Sgt. Prescott (Scott) Shipway arrived at CFB Trenton to take that solemn journey down the Highway of Heroes to Toronto, Ontario.
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My opinion on this war will be kept personal; but I wanted everyone to see and know that we Canadians honour and respect our armed forces and we will never forget their bravery.
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On this day, the anniversary of 9/11/01, I thought maybe I would show you why we must HAVE PEACE NOW.
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What better way to say GIVE PEACE A CHANCE than to learn the names and see the pictures of our Canadian HEROES.
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If you have a few minutes, all the names and photos of our brave Canadian HEROES can be seen here.
These 98 photographs are of the 97 Canadian soldiers and the one Canadian diplomat who have lost their lives in Afghanistan since the deployment in 2002.
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18 comments:

kouji said...

it is but fitting that there is a place online where their names and images can be seen.

Merle said...

Dear Bear ~~ I was very impressed with your post about The Highways for Heroes. It is wonderful that Canada pays homage to their fallen soldiers in such a great way. great post and photos.
Thank you for your comments on my blog
and glad you like the Fairy Garden. I got the idea from Pea, my dear blogging friend in Canada. Take care, my friend,
Love, Merle.

Moannie said...

Worthy of Blog of the Day...thank you...so many Canadians gave their lives for us in WW2 and we musn't forget them, ever.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What a great tribute to Canada's fallen.

I'll bet I share your opinion on this war.

bobbie said...

This is a lovely and fitting tribute.

I have a feeling I'm going to shed a lot of tears today as I view and read so many tributes to those lost.

Mental P Mama said...

Amen to it all.

Dianne said...

Thank You Bear
Thank You Canada

We're all neighbors. We all share so much. If only we had the leaders we deserve.

Daryl said...

Thank you dear Bear for this and for all your wonderful posts


:-Daryl

Rob said...

Great post Bear on this day that makes us all remember how our worlds changed so on this day 7 years ago and to remember those that continue to pay with their lives in the ensuing madness.

sonia a. mascaro said...

A beautiful tribute to the brave Canadian Heroes!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I love this bear. Wow.

This old soldier really enjoyed your post about your Canadian Heroes.

My Sky Watch Friday blog is at my Canon Pixels blog. If you have time I would appreciate your having a look at the sky peeking through the oak tree leaves.

Baino said...

Quite so Bear . . I think with all the US media coverage, we forget that there are other nations involved in the conflicts abroad.

Wendy said...

I must agree - a beautiful and fitting tribute to our Canadian heros. I wish wish wish we'd just Give Peace A Chance (thanks John Lennon).

photowannabe said...

I agree we must give peace top priority. Tender tribute to the fallen.

womaninawindow said...

Oh, so many ideas and feelings around this issue. But like you've pointed out so rightly, it's not just an issue, it's about people. Hopefully it gets resolved. Hopefully no one else dies.

Peace lady. Peace.

Maria said...

The Highway to Heroes is a great tribute to all Canadians. It is wonderful to see the respect and love given to those who served and lost their lives in Afghanistan.

JeanMac said...

A picture's worth a thousand words - so they say.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

How cute and sweet!