Messages to the Canadian Troops
I wish I could be there with you. The commercials say there is no life like it. You will have to let me know. Knock 'em dead.
My father served as a peacekeeper in Cyprus when I was young, and I was proud of him. Now my younger brother is one. I know you will all make us proud.
Canada does need to protect itself, and all of the Canadian troops deserve the greatest of credit for having the guts to defend their magnificent homeland.
I am Canadian-born and now I'm a naturalized American, and I can tell you that the American people are heartened and grateful for the support and unity shown by Canada. I'm proud of you.
Godspeed in making the world a safer place.
Martin Anstey, VancouverM<
May the Lord guide you safely back to our free land.
The Reed Family, Soo, Ont.
Not a moment goes by that you are not in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and we hope you are home soon.
Jenna Martino-Pula, Windsor, Ont.
Your country stands behind you with confidence that your abilities will overcome the challenges of this most difficult mission.
Per Ardua Ad Astra.
Ivan Abolit, Capt, CF (ret'd)
We are truly grateful for your support and help. Take care, kick butt and we look forward to your safe return with successful results.
You're in my thoughts and prayers, wishing you all a safe return.
I have an easier time getting up and going to work to do the best job I know how, because I know you're all doing the same thing.
A. Peters, Waterloo, Ont.
Your job is difficult and dangerous, but there is no task more important on the planet right now. Help the Americans make the bad guys pay.
The world has changed, but not the enduring friendship that marks the relationship between our two countries. It is a true friend that is willing to place his life in jeopardy for his friend.
Rich McGuffin, Lake Tahoe, Nev.
The task is not as well defined as it was in previous conflicts, but it is equally important. Your contribution allows all of us to feel that Canada is involved, and we are proud of you.
Andrew Davidson, Toronto
G'day from a Canadian living in Australia. I hope you survive this dreadful situation. Feel sorry for the poor Afghan citizens, not Taliban.
Thank you for your faith in our country, and in the larger, near-universal ideals that it is founded on.
Your mission is justified and right.
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