Remembrance Day is November 11.
It is a day to commemorate and honour those who served their countries. Remembrance Day is ‘celebrated’ in all the Commonwealth countries.
- protect Canada,
- defend North America in co operation with the U.S., and
- contribute to international peace and security.
After which war did we begin honouring Remembrance Day?
“at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”
How many Commonwealth countries are there today?
In honour of Remembrance Day I wanted to open the discussion up about our current military and the Canadian militaries role during the Cold War era as well as TODAY!
Sgt. Andrew Wright
-was born in England and so he had dual citizenship in a sense when his family came to Canada.
-finished school in Ottawa (Grade 13)
-1971 and 1980 Germany -1974, 75, 76 in Northern Ireland (uniformed most of the time)
-British camo His role was often to stop violence or even be a target. Wars have been fought since the beginning of time.
Yes, World War I had an insurmountable impact; as did World War I but… so do events occurring within the last 30 years.
-resources; oil, water? and beyond…
Today, Andrew Wright will discuss;
-his role flying drones and gathering images over Afghanistan as well as tank commander
What does Canada do well?
-talented, good soldiers, well trained, professional, peace keepers, moral high ground
The fact that the UN has a good role; but that much of what they do is slow; expensive…
MEDIA INFLUENCE Something else he will touch on is;
-self appointed ‘experts’ on tv reporting on events.
-bias plays a huge role
“Scars on the soul.”
Royal Canadian Navy- water
Canadian Army- ground
Royal Canadian Air Force- air