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    Default November 11th, 2015

    In Canada, we call November 11th our Remembrance Day although, until 1931, we used to call it Armistice Day as they still do in the United Kingdom. In the US, you call it Veterans Day.

    Curiously, although Remembrance Day is a federal statutory and is recognized in all three territories and six of the ten provinces, four provinces do not officially recognize the holiday. Citizens of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, you should pressure your provincial government to address this egregious oversight.

    The blood red of the poppies immortalized by Canadian Lieutenant-colonel John McCrae in his poem "In Flanders Fields" is an apt symbol of our commitment to remember those who fought, those who lived and those who died to protect the liberties entrenched in our cultural heritage.

    These liberties are rooted in the Magna Carta Libertatum but they are relevant today as they were when those ancient lords pushed back against the monarchy back in 1215. That great charter of liberties guaranteed rule of law over the arbitrary whims and injustices of an oligarchical government. It's been said that those who forget history's lessons are doomed to repeat them.

    Lest we forget those who served in the past, those who serve today and those who will serve going forward, I say this: thank you for your service.



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    Default Thanks to all who have and are serving, some gave all...

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    It is the Soldier, not the minister
    Who has given us freedom of religion.

    It is the Soldier, not the reporter
    Who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the Soldier, not the poet
    Who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
    Who has given us freedom to protest.

    It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
    Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is the Soldier, not the politician
    Who has given us the right to vote.

    It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
    Who serves beneath the flag,
    And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

    ©Copyright 1970, 2005 by Charles M. Province

    It's that time again to remember......
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