Saturday, February 02, 2008

Canadian Forces Appreciation Weekend

I'm not a sports fan in the slightest, but my husband just asked me to watch the opening ceremony for the Leafs-Sens game tonight. I was blown away by the soldier who sang "Oh Canada", and by the appearance of so many of our fine men and women in uniform.

This is a wonderful way to support and salute our troops. It makes me feel so proud to be a Canadian.

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Related: Via The Torch - A little glimpse into how highly Hillier is thought of - Hillier unplugged.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live with a die hard Leaf fan...we saw it too! It was great! We just tuned in in time for "Oh Canada"...was that our CDA Hillier?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Yeah! Hillier was there. Wasn't that awesome?

Ruth said...

I never watch hockey either, but I had to watch those guys. They moved me to tears. I just stood there and hoped that all of Canada was as proud as I was. Hillier was awesome, what a great guy.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Ruth, yeah. There were a lot of emotional people there. I hope they show a clip on the net.

Anonymous said...

I too live with a loyal Toronto fan, and saw the opening of the hockey game, and I just couldn't believe how proud "everyone" there were of those special Canadian men and women. It seems Hillier is always in the right place at the right time....For the first time in a long time, you have that special feeling of being extremely proud to be Canadian....

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I too live with a loyal Toronto fan

I live with a Habs fan, who loves to watch the Leafs lose. ;)

For the first time in a long time, you have that special feeling of being extremely proud to be Canadian....

Exactly. In spite of all the mud-flinging going on in Ottawa, Hillier and the troops are one class act.

Kingston said...

I live with a Habs fan, who loves to watch the Leafs lose. ;)

Ahh Joanne, Now I know why I sensed you were a special lady, someone has to live with those Habs fans and take care of them and help them tie their shoes, etc. LOL

Gen Hillier is a class act, very personable, shared Xmas dinner with him in KAF last year, a really funny and personable guy who knows his stuff

Joanne (True Blue) said...

someone has to live with those Habs fans and take care of them and help them tie their shoes, etc. LOL

And lend a sympathetic ear when their beloved team loses. ;)

Gen Hillier is a class act, very personable, shared Xmas dinner with him in KAF last year, a really funny and personable guy who knows his stuff

That would have been an amazing experience, I'm sure.