November 11, 2016

Remembrance Day: We must do more for Canada’s veterans

Brian LilleyArchive

The National War Memorial in Ottawa is one of my favourite places in the city. Today, while we honour those who gave their lives in the past, let's also think about the ways we can help Canada's veterans here and now. 

They need our assistance, not just to treat PTSD and deal with physical injuries, but in matters like job placement. 

The government can help, but so can community efforts.

WATCH and see what I mean.

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commented 2016-11-13 11:52:44 -0500
Baby Doc has borrowed billions and given away billions to UN projects, other countries for infrastructure, aid, assistance, “global warming” and whatever his little heart and puppet master Gerry Butts tells him to support.

How about taking some of that money – our money – and invest in our veterans? I would rather see veterans who are physically or emotionally damaged receiving the care they need. I would rather see veterans receiving training and free university to better themselves or to find a new direction in life. We owe them. Period.

But it is unlikely that Baby Doc would do much for the Canadian military. During WWII, his brave father rode a motorcycle around Quebec while dressed in a Nazi military uniform. Quebecers volunteered to fight and many died fighting the Germans. My mother lost friends. In Montreal there is a family that every year posts an obituary reminder of a brother, an officer, lost in the war. Meanwhile, Papa Doc insulted our military and our nation. Baby Doc simply fallows in his father’s wake.

I thank our veterans and military personnel for their service.

Anonymous: its these service personnel that, by defending this country, made it possible for you to make weaselly comments. Ignorance appears to be a firm trademark of a typical, low information troll. You fit the bill.
commented 2016-11-12 08:10:22 -0500
Wow, no wonder you use the alias “Anonymous”. Do everyone a favor and stop contributing to the greenhouse emissions by breathing.
commented 2016-11-12 03:19:28 -0500
Why should military personnel get extra help with finding a new job? They are not special. They should not get anything more than the average person. Perhaps the discharged personnel can go and flip burgers.
commented 2016-11-11 23:57:48 -0500
Very nice Brian.
My Great Uncle was in WWI; I have his helmet and cap. He was 19 and was in that war for three years until he was shot and brought back home, alive.
He was a cowboy in Saskatchewan. He broke green broncs.
During WWII he wrote, “I don’t know what this Depression is, but life is tough now”.
He outlived everyone.
They don’t make them like that anymore.
commented 2016-11-11 20:52:19 -0500

HIACINTH , maybe when FAITH gets back she can get on that parking issue

DREW. , hey yeah , if one must have a tattoo, the hat would be the perfect one - first one I mean
commented 2016-11-11 20:32:59 -0500
@jill and John Ward: Yes I myself see and hear the hypocrisy especially from the past Trudeau I and now Trudeau II.
I am concerned for my Family’s safety in Canada … if I were to post even on this site, I don’t want a big change in our current Laws and Values..You see I can’t say the truth, for I am in fear of being charged or arrested now..Trudeau II past a Law recently concerning Canadians are not allowed to be Islamophobic. I’m not a wordsmith(please be patient Rebelnites) why should I and my Family be forced to accept Trudeau II fantasy’s of him sitting at a round table with his certain type of masters. Please someone verify if this islamofobia thing is true. It was on this site where I read it.
commented 2016-11-11 19:55:41 -0500
Thanks Leviticus 2013, I will do that. I just don’t want to go through the government because I know they will cut back on the small amount that they already give to our veterans. One of my co-worker’s father was a veteran, but he passed away last year. She has been collecting food for their food bank, and selling poppies, etc. I would be happy to contribute regularly to help them!
commented 2016-11-11 18:35:36 -0500
Hey Deborah.. good point… Walk right in to a veterans affairs ministry and ask them about a VA hospital and VA support groups… Once you have been connected to these people you can contribute directly..
And actually that’s not a bad idea to contribute directly.
commented 2016-11-11 18:10:04 -0500
How can we contribute directly to our veterans? I don’t want to contribute anything through our government because I doubt the veterans will even receive it. How can we volunteer?
commented 2016-11-11 16:26:15 -0500
Motto for decent appreciative decent people-“LEST WE FORGET!”

Motto for progressive ingrates-“LEST WE OFFEND!”
commented 2016-11-11 16:23:56 -0500
We owe these people so much , the least we can do is show our respect and be grateful.
commented 2016-11-11 15:54:38 -0500
Jimmy Reese said;
“You haven’t accepted and supported Trudeau in any capacity "
And I say… What is there to support.?? Mass importation of the Middle East vote from people that can’t read or write English or French and have absolutely no trade skills and this is our investment in the future and what’s going to fix our so-called labor shortage and make lawful contributions to society as well as tax dollars..?
I think not…
In the very best case scenario if at all it would take at least three generations of these people to assimilate into our mainstream culture without the influence of Islam.
It is virtually impossible for any of this to happen with the influence of Islam.
The very first time in history anywhere where taxpayers paid for their own execution while reverse assimilation is promoted by their existing government administration’s.

Maybe in a few years Independence Day celebrated by Western Canadians will actually mean something.
commented 2016-11-11 15:52:48 -0500
Billions for Islamic migrants but nothing for veterans – despicable.
commented 2016-11-11 14:51:52 -0500
Your word made me cry. Thank you for speaking up !
commented 2016-11-11 12:38:46 -0500
Canada is not a poor nation, I think our population is still under 90 Million.

Canada is rich in resources, in the day and age we live the technology is there for Canada to be much, much more than our ruling class (the ones who take our money) want us to realize, we just have to use what we do have more wisely and get away from the Government waste and giveaways.

I encourage all to research these things for themselves, stop relying on the sky is falling people for your info, the money we are funneling to the UN is obscene and then we are told there is not enough for us, big joke to the Globalists, not so funny for Canadians.

Do you know with the average tax on everything we buy at 15% and everything we earn at 22% or more, we as Canadians should not be paying for power at all, nor want for more accessible Healthcare, these are facts! just not the facts our Government wants us to have.
commented 2016-11-11 12:08:52 -0500
The Rideau Veterans Home was changed to a charitable institution just before my father was to be admitted. It seems that the facilities and care at the home were greatly reduced as was the funding. The government should bring back the Rideau Veterans Home as it was before. Father was looking forward to being in it but he had to die and St. Vincent’s in Ottawa. Without the pipelines Canada will never have the revenue to care for veterans or even the general population.
commented 2016-11-11 10:42:20 -0500
I am the father of a son who did 3 combat tours in Afghanistan. The negative stigma of getting help for PSTD or submitting a claim because of PSTD is still front and centre in the Canadian military. This must change.
The truth is , the cream of our society are the most under paid work force in Canada based on personal risk and sacrifice. Why are not these young, brave, excellently trained workers paid at least as much as our firemen and policemen ?
It is an unmitigated disgrace.
commented 2016-11-11 10:40:09 -0500
It is just me or is everyone as stunned by the never ending hypocrisy of our elected- especially Trudeau as they put on their finest, attach a poppy and parade in front of what is left of our men and women who fought for us, our country, our freedoms, values, culture, history and future feigning compassion , respect and gratitude for what these hero’s endured for us? Each and every one of our political leaders over the past 50 plus years have had nothing but pure disdain , contempt and yes, even hate for we Canadians, our country, our culture, values and yes, even identity as they have all done their very best to recolonize us, erase and silence our history, culture, identity and now values in order to not offend those they have welcomed with open arms and our wallets to the life these people could never hope for back in their own lands. The agenda of Trudeau is to bring in en mass our enemy as fast as he can, hand them all citizenship and exempt them from our laws via their religion and culture so that they will remember to vote for him next election. It matters no to Mr. Trudeau that these , his special people – of whom he himself is a member of their religion, hate us, our freedoms, our culture, laws, lifestyle and the mere fact we are here. The seem to hate everyone including themselves as they have been at war with each other since the beginning of time and now are spreading across the planet, invading and slaughtering their way through every free western nation on the planet including ours with their agenda of making the entire world Islamic and under Sharia law- both of which destroyed their nations and lives and are completely incompatible with life in general and peace. Yet Trudeau can’t seem to get enough of them as he even has just written a Sharia Charter to protect them from us and silence our fear and anger over their continuing overthrow of our country and lives. He also has re- instated citizenship for their most radical whose intent is to blow us all off the planet and he is with our tax dollars , financially supporting terrorist groups as well. The fact he puts on this show of support, gratitude and respect for our vets simply boggles the mind as he is the biggest TRAITOR to these men and women, our country, our founding fathers and we Canadians in our history and if he has his way- and it appears we are giving him this, he plans to completely wipe us , our history, culture, values and identity clear off the map while changing the name "Canada’ and our country into a third world Islamic, war torn hell hole! I don’t understand and I never will why "Canadians ’ have allowed this and continue to do so. Perhaps we are all TRAITORS and therefore deserve exactly what we are getting and what is on it’s way.
commented 2016-11-11 10:16:30 -0500
Being the father of an Afghan Vet, I cannot agree with Mr. Lilley more. Sadly, Kipling’s famous poem about Tommy (It’s Tommy this and Tommy that…etc) getting kicked under the rug once the shooting ends is more pertinent now with intellectually challenged leftists controlling the narrative and equally ignorant institutions abetting the narrative.

The best way for a country to remember is to teach the history, but that is no longer the correct thing to do for the cool kids. For example, how many Canadians know that the first action Canadians saw in WW II was not Dieppe, but the fall of Hong Kong; and that the Canadian PoW’s were used in neurological experiments. Or that Canadians are buried in the Commonwealth gravesite beside the Death Railway? The Japanese War does not fit the politically correct narrative of the left, which dictates Canada was evil to hostile aliens of Japanese descent and not that the Japanese were evil. Thankfully, the slave nations of the Japanese do remember the sacrifice of Canadians, as do the Aussies, hence a Canadian can find out the history, but you have to travel.

Lest We Forget.
commented 2016-11-11 10:04:28 -0500
The first job applications I filled out for public service positions contained a check box ARE YOU A VETERAN. It was understood they got preferential hiring. Typically supervisory positions went to former NCOs and executive positions went to officers. That all changed with the Employment Equity Act of 1995.
commented 2016-11-11 09:50:02 -0500
Sadly, today as we remember those of The Greatest Generation, watching the news we witness the screaming rabble of The Worst Generation.