Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Oh Canada - For the Red and White

They stand on guard for thee...


Song by Julian Austin - The Red and White

We put on parades on this day... others have taken that journey down the Highway of Heroes.


"Requiem for a Soldier"


I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the brave souls who fought for my freedom. May the members of the Armed Forces return safely home.

Thanks Dad and Uncle John!

I sat at my computer after watching the fireworks with my Chicklet from the comfort of her bed and thought about what this post should be. It was simple.

I am Canadian!





"I am a Canadian,

free to speak without fear,

free to worship in my own way,

free to stand for what I think right,

free to oppose what I believe wrong,

or free to choose those who shall govern my country.

This heritage of freedom

I pledge to uphold

for myself and all mankind."

Extract from the Canadian Bill of Rights - July 1, 1960


Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canucks!





"Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die."
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

20 comments:

Dana said...

Happy Canada Day!

Jay said...

Happy Canada Day Anndi!

Anndi said...

Dana: Thank you dear.. you're always here so early. I'M going to start hoping you're stalking me :)

Jay: Thanks luv! It's a lovely morning... very promising!

Charles Gramlich said...

Happy Canada Day. I will always have a fond spot for the country, being that's where I got my Lana from.

Bond said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY TO YOU AND CHICKLET

I will have to come back and see your videos later...

Leighann said...

Happy Canada Day honey pie!

Angell said...

Beautiful tribute as always - we always compliament each other on these days don't we? I do the silly and you do the thoughtful and profound. :D

Wonderful music and videos.

Happy Canada Day to you too my dear friend.

Anndi said...

Charles: You did? Well whadayaknow!

Bond: Thanks from both of us!

Leighann: Thanks babe, I like it when you talk sweet...

Angell: We're the Ying and the Yang babe... the puck and the ice... the Bob and the Doug... the toque and the mittens...

SMOOCH

Talisman said...

Happy Canada Day!

CrystalChick said...

Hi sweetie! Real nice videos.
Happy Canada Day to you and yours!

Bina said...

Lately, I have wanted to visit Canada so bad!! There are so many of you in blog land and Canada just sounds like such a wonderful place!

Meribah said...

Wonderful post, hon. HAPPY CANADA DAY TO YOU AND ALL MY FELLOW CANADIANS (as well as to all the wannabe Canadians, cuz we knows you're out there!LOL). :)

Lu' said...

Wow your post gave me shivers, thanks.

doggybloggy said...

Happy Canada Day......

buffalodickdy said...

Happy Canada Day! Love your dry ginger ale, your bacon, your geese, and you!

VE said...

Canada...helping Americans travelling abroad keep from being hassled since 1965... (we just fly your flag and say we're from Canada too)

Travis said...

Happy Canada Day!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Those are some wonderful videos.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Happy Canada Day!

Thanks for sharing those videos.

Turnbaby said...

Happy Canada Day!!

(you can comment on mine July 5) hee hee