I sat down at my desk tonight and thought to myself Why am I PROUD TO BE CANADAIN ?
Many thoughts flow through my mind as I think of my answers … There are so many.
I was born in this country and have lived here my whole life. So do not know first hand the suffering others have endured before Canada open her arms to accept them in. And we do so That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
I did not have to fight in a war to protect our freedom… Many Canadians did in WW1 and WW2. To those men and woman I give a heart filled Thank you, not only on Nov.11th. But every day of the year. Those not taken by the war and still alive stand proud for what they did . That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
As we walk upon this great land we walk shoulder to shoulder men and women equal in every way. Women share every trade and profession that men do there are no restrictions in our wonderful country. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
I can walk into a store and buy whatever food I need or want without being Rationed. I do not have to be put on a waiting list to buy a car or truck and heck I can have as many as I want. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
I am able to walk down most streets in my Country without fear trusting that there are not thugs hiding around every corner to hurt me. And if there are the odd people out there who do not live by the law I am protected by our Local and National Police Officers Men Women and Dogs who keep our country safe. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
If we have a disaster somewhere in the country men and women from every part of the country come to those in need to offer aid and help to put the disaster to rest. We help each other without hesitation and with open arms. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
I have a job and pay my taxes and am happy to do it as the Country gives me so much in return. I flick a switch and I have light, In the summer I turn a dial and my house is cooled and in winter the same dial turned the other way heats my home. Taps supply me with water to drink and wash with. I d not have to walk miles to haul water it is available in my own home. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
I walk down the street and pass my fellow man and say Hello I do not know him but that is okay we are all friendly in our country. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
When we become sick or lose our jobs and have no money the Government and charities help us get back on our feet. Homeless people only need to ask for help and it is there. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
I am not forced to join the Military it is my choice if I wish to do so. A freedom offered by those who fought for our rights many years ago. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
I am allowed to vote for those who run for public office they are not chosen by the rich or it is not there birth right. They are elected by the people for the people. Those who do not vote make me sad that they give up that right. But I vote and That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
We have at our disposal the services of Health Care workers, Emergency Service workers, and city and government employees who serve us regardless of our stature in life. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
I stand at the singing of our National Anthem, when our Flag is raised and lowered. I stand in Silence during our November 11th. Remembrance Day Service. It is what I believe is right and good. That makes me PROUD TO BE CANADIAN
Written Aug. 5 2016