Tag Archives: CFB Trenton

Why do we need to vote?


It is with special privilege that I repost a blog under A VETERAN’S VOICE by Wolf William Solkin found on Canadian Veterans’ Advocacy web site. Wolf is a World War II veteran, currently residing at St. Ann’s hospital in Montréal. … Continue reading

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WE CHALLENGE OUR GOVERNMENT’S POSITION ON MEFLQOUINE


Getting help for veterans and citizens suffering from the adverse effects of mefloquine or Lariam is the government’s responsibility to right the suffering its mandatory position has caused. Continue reading

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Another fallen hero — gear up for November 5 Veterans’ Protest Rally


Canada has lost another of its own, not in combat but during the rescue of a father and son, two local hunters from the remote Arctic village of Igloolik. Sgt. Janick Gilbert, 34, made the decision along with two other search-and-rescue technicians … Continue reading

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Military chaplains losing programs that help them cope


This is a repost of news on CTV. Because everyone is focused on the election, the Harper Government hopes this latest callous act against the military goes unnoticed. Please repost, and repost it again. The government’s actions (under Stephen Harper) are reprehensible. … Continue reading

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The fight for veterans from a military wife’s point of view


I met Sheri Skanes at the Trenton Veterans Protest Rally November 6, 2010. She co-partnered in organizing the rally and afterward, she wrote the following to the editor of Belleville’s online newspaper, EMC, on Remembrance Day November 11, 2010. Dear … Continue reading

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Saturday rally to bring attention to veterans’ pension changes


Across Canada for the next two days will be news reports previewing local marches or veterans’ protest rallies on November 6, 11 a.m. local time, to bring to public attention inadequate care and compensation programs for Canada’s disabled vets and … Continue reading

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Standing Strong and True — A Salute to Our Heroes — Canada’s Troops & Vets


An all-Canadian video production to commemorate National Vets Week — a song in support of our soldiers. Just click on We Salute our Heroes.

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A Canadian Thanksgiving Message from Vets


Imagine. The children. Tears, so many tears. The distressing journey to CFB Trenton, meeting important government and military dignitaries, the aircraft’s arrival. Melancholic rituals of a repatriation service, the rhythmic, haunting cadence of brightly polished boots. Muted sobbing as the flag draped coffin is gently eased into the back of the waiting hearse. A rose amongst roses, a child’s forlorn wail. The nation observes, empathizes, citizens bearing flags, sharing tears as the solemn procession travels the length of the Highway of Heroes to the coroner’s office in Toronto. Continue reading

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Returning Home


For that moment, he’s vulnerable. He lets you see into him, and then the impact of seeing you again strikes him. He sees how you’ve changed, and aged, worrying about him. He mentally pulls a mask over his need for comfort to protect you from all that he has seen and what he has become. Continue reading

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Support our returning vets


This time the public must get behind their vets and demand the social services they deserve and need. This is the most important tribute we can give our returning vets for the sacrifices they’ve made on behalf of our country.

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