All of this has happened since our soldiers got involved in 2001.. yes, in just 10 years.
None of this would be possible if it weren't for the men and women fighting on the ground. They are the backbone of the above stated initiatives. They are the ones who cleared the roads of mines. They are the ones who kept the Taliban at bay with their expertise in the functions of soldiering. They were the ones who befriended the Afghanis and showed them that we were there to help, not to conquer. They were the ones who strived to earn the trust of the tribal chieftains. My grandson was involved in 43 war skirmishes with the Taliban in 6 months. That means that he was in a shooting war every three days for 6 months. The soldiers on the ground are the ones who kept guard so that the engineers and other workers could do their jobs. We should be proud of all Canadians in whatever capacity in which they were involved. We should be encouraging them, cheering them on and giving them our support.
Let's not ask "why are our young men risking their lives over there?" Let's say, to them instead, "Job well done. We are proud of each and every one of you."
For those who would like to see/read J's actual notes, feel free to click on the 3 links, below:
Here is a photo that I received from J. It shows a rainbow in Afghanistan. J called it Hope for Afghanistan.
As you know, I am a believer in standing up for our troops, no matter where they are, no matter what they are doing. Why? Because, they stand for us, in the cause of freedom.
I've said it before and I'll say it, again. Freedom isn't free. It comes at a cost. The cost is paid by those who stand for the cause of freedom, by sacrificing time of their lives and the lives of those who are waiting for them at home, or by the giving of their lives. The ultimate sacrifice.
Please, when you see a veteran or military personnel anywhere, take the time to let them know they are appreciated. Thank them, for the work they do. Thank them, for their sacrifice.
Of course, being Christian, I believe that the truly ultimate sacrifice was made by my Lord, Jesus Christ, when He gave His life, so we could be saved.
Are you saved? Are you born-again?
If not, please know that it is not my opinion, but rather God's, that you come to salvation through believing on Jesus Christ, who shed His blood at Calvary, for me, for you, and for all who will believe.
May God continue to bless Canada. May God bless our Canadian military. May God bless you.
Until next time...
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