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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lest We Forget


How do you say thank you to those who fought for freedom?

How do you say thank you to one who lost their own life to allow for another to live free?  

How do you say thank you to those who fought to protect democracy but never lived to vote?

How do you say thank you to the mothers of children who enlisted in their teens - underage - and never lived to thank their mothers.

How do you say thanks to those men and women who continue to serve our country regardless of the mission and regardless of who is making the decisions?

How do we thank our Veterans?


We Vote,

We participate in our Political Process,

We do not take our democracy for granted,

We fight to protect what they have fought to enable,

We fight by speaking up when anybody threatens our freedom,

We remind those we elect that they are there for the people not themselves,

We instruct those we elect that all financial and social resources are available for our Veterans when needed – as needed.

Thank you to our Veterans – I will never forget.



Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Memorial Day - We Will Remember

Memorial Day - We Will Remember

Memorial Day - We Will Remember

Memorial Day - We Will Remember

Reposted every year. 

July 1 is Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador

On July 1, 1916, 801 members of the 1st Newfoundland Regiment fought in the Battle of the Somme and only 68 answered the roll call the next morning.

Newfoundland soldiers in St. John’s Road support trench, July 1, 1916.
Many a home has been darkened with the shadow of bereavement as the Casualty List, day by day has flashed across the ocean. The sympathy of the whole community has gone forth, both to the brave Lads’ who have suffered, and to their anxious and sorrowing relatives at home. The gloom of these dark days, however, will be lightened up by the glorious heroism, which the Regiment displayed, and the glory it has achieved both for itself and the old Colony which it proudly represents (Diocesan Magazine 124).

Monday, December 23, 2019

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians

May we work toward achieving better leadership, sound policies, a healthy and successful future; both socially and economically. 

May we use wisdom and determination to build a stronger democracy; use our common sense to prevent catastrophic mistakes, eliminate corruption, and give our beautiful place a fighting chance to make it.   

Somebody needs a hug and a hand-up - reach out to one of them. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Remembrance Day

A Call to Arms - Remembrance Day

Arm yourself with peace in order that we can remember their sacrifice.

Arm yourself with courage so you may do what's right.

Arm yourself with humility so that you may truly serve.

Arm yourself with knowledge - then exercise your franchise.