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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

O Canada

This was forwarded to me in an e-mail and I thought it was too good to not share it. I know that there are many families in both Canada and the U.S. that share this sentiment. It's about time we stand up and proclaim our appreciation for our men and women who are fighting for us.

One of my sons serves in the military, he is stationed in
Ontario , Canada
He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him and his troops everywhere they go.
Telling me how people shake their hands and thank them for being willing to serve and fight, not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them too.

Then he told me about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the Base.
He said that several people were in the line ahead of him, including a woman dressed in a Burkha.

He said when she got to the cashier, she made a loud remark about the Canadian Flag, lapel pin, the cashier wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin and said,

"Yes, I always wear it proudly, because I'm a Canadian."

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when
She was going to stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.

Then, a Gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward, putting his arm around my son's shoulders and nodding towards my son, said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman:

" Lady, hundreds of thousands Of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't need to be there today.
But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq , so you can Straighten out the Mess in YOUR country, that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid."

Everyone within hearing distance cheered!


2 comments:

hippo chick said...

What a great story. We need patriotism like that. My hubby always says, "If it's so awful here, go back where you came from." I agree. Thanks for sharing.

~hippo hugs~

hippo chick said...

Hi Faye,

It's me again. For some strange reason, I can't send email through my regular source and want to ask you about National Health Care in Canada. Jim read this article today really panning it. Says it is horrible and people wait months to be seen by specialists and for some procedures, just like England. Is it true?

Thanks.
Pam