November 5, 2014   ·   0 Comments

I am furious that some ISIS supporters had the cowardly gall to kill Canadian soldiers intent on carrying out their peacetime duties.

Ordering CF personnel to remove their uniforms is not going to boost morale, and I suspect that a lot of veterans wish to show their support in some manner.

I requested through my MP that the MND allow veterans to wear some part of their former military uniform to show defiance to these terrorists.  I plan to wear my Army beret.  Until approval is granted I shall wear a poppy as soon as they are available, till after 11 November.

There is no one so mean and belligerent as an old veteran with an attitude.

Charles Hooker  Major (ret),

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

East Garafraxa


Canada Proud

The Kin Club of Orangeville would like to thank everyone who came out on Friday, October 24th to our “Canada Proud” event at the cenotaph to remember the members of Canada’s Armed forces who fell.

Over three hundred people turned out in red and white to help us say thank you to Corporal Nathan Frank Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and to remember all those people who put their lives on the line every day for us so that we can enjoy our freedom and peace.

We would also like to thank those people who stepped up to make this event possible on very short notice, especially Sheila Duncan and Lori Szarmes, (staff members at the Town of Orangeville), Bert Gauthier (Dods & McNair Funeral Home), Joe Thompson (Piper) and of course the members of Royal Canadian Legion Colonel Fitzgerald Branch 233.

All we had to do was ask and each of these people responded immediately and positively with a dedicated and professional effort. It was first class.

We will remember them.

Doug Robinson


Kin Club of Orangeville


Remembering the Sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans

Canada’s Veterans have served our country with great courage and determination. Throughout our nation’s history, Canadian men and women in uniform have bravely fought tyranny and evil around the world, defending the values we cherish as a nation. On Remembrance Day, we pause to remember their tremendous sacrifices and achievements.

Notably, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the centenary of the beginning of World War I and the conclusion of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.

As we commemorate these important milestones in our proud military history, we are reminded of our eternal gratitude for Canada’s Veterans who at great personal costs and for some even the ultimate sacrifice, fought to defend freedom, democracy and the rule of law.

Because of their selflessness, we continue to live in peace and security. This Remembrance Day, our Government invites all Canadians to join us in paying tribute and honour to Canada’s Veterans.

Lest we forget.


David Tilson, Q.C., M.P.


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