I read where Gen Petraeus is taking over command in Afghanistan and says the war is going to get a lot tougher before it eases off. I remember those damn fire restriction rule in V.N. luckily where I was we didn't pay too much attention to them. Our C.o. said if you fire your weapon I want to see abody or blood. If not you owe me 16 cents for the bullet. He never did collect any money. If he had he could have retired a wealthy man.
As you know we have a repatriation ceremony for our fallen. They come home to CFB Trenton and from there are transported along the "Highway of Heroes" to the coroners office in Toronto. On Sat. the thugs that were trashing the city during the G20 tried to disrupt the procession as it approached the coroners office. Luckily the police were ready and trap about 20 of them in an alley way. When they brought them out to the paddy wagons some were bleeding and had bruises, one had a busted head.
The fallen from both our militaries deserve all the Honour that our contries can give them.
LEST WE FORGET.
PS: Her Majesty is here for a visit and yesterday in Halifax there was a International fleet review for her. Ships from Canada, U.K. , Denmark, France, Germany, Brazil, and the U.S. (USS Gettysburgh, and USS Wasp ) were present to celebrate the centennial of the Canadian Navy (use to be the Royal Canadian Navy now it's called Maritime Command)