Originally published on the DaninOttawa.com site on July 1, 2011.
As Canadians we all share a deep love for this Country that we call home. Our history is made up of hard work and opportunity. The climate in Canada has always been a challenging one and yet those who came before us would always persevere and triumph.
At times, though we were not a wealthy country we stood with our allies, fighting against tyranny and oppression. As Canadians we have always fought for what was right and just. Doing our part was as much a responsibility as it was our duty to serve our Country and those in need. This has always been our way, the Canadian way, of doing things.
As we gather to celebrate Canada Day let us all take a moment of pause and remember those who came before us and built the country we now enjoy. Let us also take a moment that we might reflect on what it is that sets us apart as Canadians and let us never loose sight of our values and those same principles that we used to build the foundation of this great nation. Let us give thanks for the sacrifices of our soldiers who have and continue to honour all that we hold dear.
Before this day ends please take a moment to share with your friends and family, what it means to be a Canadian. We must never take for granted this great country and just how truly fortunate we are to share our love with others in this great place we call home.
From my family to yours, may we all share in the enjoyment of Canada Day together.
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