Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We Will Remember


Today a young reserve soldier, Cpl Nathan Cirillo, was shot and killed while guarding the War Memorial Monument in Ottawa, where I live. 

My heart goes out to his loved ones. I especially have a soft spot for reservists since I was once in the reserve myself.

This kind of thing doesn't happen in Canada, a peace-loving nation where we can walk freely without fear.

It is especially shocking to happen in Ottawa, a quiet government town. Even now, my husband's building is on lockdown and he doesn't know when he can leave. The gunmen are still wandering around and the whole downtown area is locked down. 

These kinds of things don't happen in our peaceful corner of the world. At least that's what I used to think. 

It just shows that it can happen anywhere at anytime. We are vulnerable and even more so in these scary times of extremist terrorists with a warped view of the world.

But mostly, I can't help thinking about that innocent young soldier losing his life guarding the memorial for fallen soldiers. Now he is also one of the fallen.

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 
We will remember him."

10 comments:

  1. So sad to hear that. It is terrifying. Prayers with his family. I hope they stop the gunmen and no one else is injured in this horrible ordeal.

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    1. Thanks, Loni. It really is hard to believe. This kind of thing never happens in our peace loving and quiet city of Ottawa. Unreal. I feel for that poor soldier's family.

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    2. A beautiful tribute, Cathy. All hearts beat as one today.

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  2. Very saddening, isn't it? You just never expect that Death can come knocking so close to home and in such a horrific fashion. My heart goes out to the victims of these hate crimes and crimes of passion. Love and hugs to you, Cat. Now and always.

    *Shailaja's Post*

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    1. Thanks, Shailaja. So sorry to hear about your friend also taken so senselessly. Good to see you back online. I feel a little lost now that the WT Facebook group is no more.

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  3. It's really sad when we see ruthless people taking innocent lives. We shouldn't let hate win over love.
    Hope Canada gets up on its feet very swiftly.

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    1. Thanks, Vishal. It has been quite the shock for Canada, such a free and peace loving place.

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  4. This was truly very shocking Cat! All my prayers with the Ottawa residents and especially with the poor soldiers family! Tk cre
    Aditi

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    1. Thanks a lot, Aditi. It has been such a sad and shocking time for Ottawa and the rest of Canada. Stuff like this doesn't happen usually. I mostly feel sad for the families of the two soldiers killed so ruthlessly, the one in Ottawa and the other poor soldier run down by a car in Quebec.

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