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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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Hallmark helps Canadian military families connect with deployed loved ones this holiday season


I received this press release December 19, 2012. BONNIE TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ – Although nothing can replace being home for the holidays, Hallmark Canada is helping to connect Canadian troops with their loved ones back home. Teaming up … Continue reading

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A Special Christmas Message


A friend sent this to me, and it is so beautiful I am presenting it here for you all to see. BONNIE Lest we forget at this time of year………………. A Different Christmas Poem The embers glowed softly, and in their … Continue reading

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Two Poems in tribute to HOMELESS VETS — May we never forget what they have done for us!


Formerly with the Royal Signals, British veteran John Quinn, contributed these two poignant poems he discovered about homeless vets. BONNIE   Through My Eyes By Brian Chenier You don’t know me or what I’ve done You don’t care where I’m from … Continue reading

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How safe is it for veteran to attend a VRAB Hearing on January 17?


Before Christmas, Murray Scott wrote about a very disturbed veteran who tried to set a couple of VRAB members on fire. It happened in the second week of December 2011 during a VRAB hearing in Edmonton, Alberta. The vet escaped but, soon … Continue reading

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A Veteran’s Christmas Story You’ll Never Forget


 The Homecoming Soldier by Murray Scott For some of us, Christmas means looking at four walls in a bigger-than-life apartment. We turn up the volume on the television as a distraction from our pain and emptiness. After all, if we … Continue reading

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Thinking of Our Veterans at Christmas


A Veteran’s Point of View   As we come to Christmas, we should all stop for a moment to think about the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who are serving at home and abroad,  while you are … Continue reading

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Blessings of the Season!


These holidays are celebrated by all races and religions, so to everyone, I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS in the loving spirit that this festival celebrates for all humankind. Our troops, veterans and many of our fallen soldiers as well as wounded … Continue reading

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