Canadians take pride in the heroism of our soldiers. For well over a century, Canadian troops have conducted themselves with incredible courage and bravery, unafraid to defend freedom. And Canadians have, with great respect, honoured the sacrifices that have been made. Always we have lifted high those who have paid the ultimate price – in our Memorial Chamber in Parliament, in Highways of Honour, in our Remembrance Day ceremonies, at our cenotaphs and in our hearts and minds.
All this is to ask, what in the world were Justin Trudeau’s Liberals thinking last week when they had the Defence Department hold a secret dedication of the memorial to our soldiers who died in Afghanistan? It was done with only a few bureaucrats and soldiers from DND present. There were no family members, no public, and no press release.
This memorial was front and centre at our base in Kandahar and has been put on DND property, presently off limits to the public. Is this how Justin Trudeau views our military heroes – as embarrassments that need to be hidden from the public’s sight?
David Anderson, MP