Tomorrow marks another Remembrance Day in Canada, a day where we honour our veterans.
I posted this back in 2008 and it bears repeating. It's by Kevin Myers, an Irish Journalist. This article has appeared in the National Post, the Sunday Telegraph and elsewhere on the net.
LONDON - Until the deaths last week of four Canadian soldiers accidentally killed by a U.S. warplane in Afghanistan, probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that Canadian troops were deployed in the region. And as always, Canada will now bury its dead, just as the rest of the world as always will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does.
It seems that Canada's historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored. Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance....go here to read the rest.