Posts made in June, 2018

Monday Morning BLURB

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

As Canada contemplates allowing non Canadian Citizens into the military. Our UK alliesare targeting frustrated youth in an ad campaign.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/08/british-army-criticised-for-exam-results-day-recruitment-ads?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

As for Canada I personally see no problem with enlisting non Canadian Citizens. I was a non Canadian as were many of my Peers,  Limey Williams, George Davies, Rolf Kahle, Scotty Moore spring to mind. There were thousands of Non Canadian Citizens in the Canadian Military. including many Dutch Fellas, George Zondervan, John Brinkmann spring to mind.

NONE of those mentioned brought any disgrace nor dishonour to the Canadian Military. In fact TRUDEAU senior forced in 1969 many members of the military to obtain Canadian Citizenship. by passing an order via the CDS. No military member will be eligible for promotion courses if they are NOT Citizens?

Anyway I came across this strange but very interesting story:

https://jalopnik.com/how-special-paint-on-the-hood-of-the-world-war-ii-jeep-1826657149

On that note please give a prayer and a thought for Canada’s peacekeepers in MALI or enroute to Mali.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-canada-mali-g7-troops-war-zone-1.4699903

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

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Red FRIDAY ….Remember Everyone Deployed

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

 

 

Well as Ontario Turns BLUE once more, I seriously wonder what the Federal Liberals will do with regard to Housing Homeless Vets.

Veteran Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan ( TV breakfast show host )during an interview in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in 2017. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press show the federal government wants to pay for the construction of affordable housing units as part of the latest push to house the country’s homeless veterans. Ibelieve the  KEY WORDS are   “Liberals LOOK ” Looking is still not the same as    “BUILDING”

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/06/06/liberals-look-at-building-affordable-housing-for-homeless-veterans.html

I recently found this Canadian Site  with regard to Military News articles.  http://www.canadaka.net/news/topic/13-military

Check it out  there seems to be varying responses from both Veterans and Joe PUBLIC. Including one story that Canada does not REQUIRE a Military that is armed? Where is that writer living in LaLa Land ?  Certainly not the World I live in.

In answer to the person who  complained about my Blog of Remembrance for D Day…..get a life  those men and women died to give you your freedom of expression.

Always  teach your Children of the Sacrifices paid by the Military. not only paying the ultimate price, but daily separation from Families.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

 

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D Day LEST WE FORGET 74 YEARS

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 1 comment

https://youtu.be/YmnSamnhIfw

 

 

      Before and After 74 Years apart, this home survived the D Day Landings  on JUNO Beach 6   June 1944,    Today 6 June 2018 it represents CANADA as  a home and small museum to the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.    

 

74 Years ago President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave up this PRAYER for the US and allied forces, who were in the midst of D Day.

“For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. ”
Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer
June 6, 1944
My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.
And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them–help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.
And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.
Thy will be done, Almighty God.
Amen. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-44355571

Let us pray and hope that our soldiers, sailors and airmen are safe and sound wherever they may be Serving.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

 

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Red Friday …..0ne week till D Day 74th Anniversary.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

74 Years ago this weekend, Canadians and their allies were, gearing up and practicing, their military skills.  Men and women from small town, farm and big cities were preparing to be part of the Largest Ever Seaborne Invasion.

6 June 1944, a day that many remember.

I have been prud in my life to have visited the Juno Beach Landing area in 1964, 1994 and in deed in 2014. I shall endeavour to pay my respects once more in 2019 the 75th Anniversary of D Day.

Many  Canadians and allies  were never to return to their homeland. We shall Remember them.

Acts of Bravery, Heroism and indeed Compassion were carried out in the days following the Mass Invasion to FREE Europe from the hands of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party of Evil.

There have been countless Books, articles, etc about D Day and the impact that it had on the world. But today I share with you a Blog from a young Mother far too young to have been around in WW2.

https://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/visiting-beny-sur-mer-canadian-war-cemetery-juno-beach/

On that note please have a thought and a prayer for our Veterans, Our Serving Military and their Military Families.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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