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A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
« on: October 16, 2010, 20:14:51 »
We do have announcement of a specific event which will take place all over Canada
whose veterans are many and found from coast to coast across this Great Nation.

From Veterans Voice:
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A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
 
CALLING ALL CANADIANS  :cdn:
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS AND VETERANS

 
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6th, 2010 – 11:00 a.m.
 
EVENTS ARE BEING PLANNED TO TAKE PLACE
AT 11:00 A.M. IN VILLAGES, TOWN AND CITIES
ALL ACROSS CANADA.

 
COME ONE COME ALL
 THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING ALL CANADIANS SHOULD COME AND SHOW OUR VETERANS WE CARE.  :yellow:
 
much more information at link..... :nod:

and also at link.......scroll further:

CPVA STATEMENT REGARDING THE PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY
OF VETERANS ON 6 NOVEMBER 2010
 :cheers:


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Re: A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 21:20:01 »
57chevy.
I be at Cenotaph Park here in Vernon B.C. 11:00 hrs
handing out pamphlets info. Also including a petition
for the reinstatement of our Veterans  ombud'sman.
there's no way in hell we're letting them get away
with this B/S.  I personally plan to "raise a lil Hell".
OSON Brother.
Scoty B
scoty b (aka the brat)
so my sister say's
she would know as she
pointed out ,,,, quote
my lil brother is one bad "mo-fo"
dont f*** with him you'll just get hurt.

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Re: A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 08:14:27 »
The following is a portion of an email I recieved very recently.
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 :cdn: As patriots, our duty is clear, as Canada’s veterans, the men and women who served this nation with distinction and honour, our duty to is to seek only one precious thing from our government, from those who would send to war on Canada’s behalf.

We seek justice!

We seek justice from the undue financial hardships of the Lump Sum payment for our wounded warriors! We seek justice for them in the sense of a life time pension, a pension that was deemed good enough for several generations of Canadian warriors from WW2 to the Balkans, a pension they have earned through blood, toil and sacrifice and, as a consequence, a lifetime of pain and suffering.

We seek justice for widows, the families of the fallen, through the repeal of all unwarranted taxes on service pensions related to those valiant Canadians who have been Killed in Action in Afghanistan on this nations behalf.

We seek justice for 6300 veterans of the peacekeeping era, valiant Canadians who served across the globe, who have borne testimony to the horror of genocide, civil war, profound hatred, racism, death and destruction. We seek an end of the SISIP claw back on their Veterans Affairs pensions, pensions that were awarded for pain and suffering, not LTD wage loss income replacement.

 We seek justice from the reduction of RCMP officers, those who serve in the Coast Guard and Veterans Service and CPP disability pensions when these brave Canadians reach the age of sixty-five.

 We seek justice for all generations of veterans who were affected by exposure to Agent Orange or a variety of chemical agents at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick and CFB Suffield, Alberta. How many of these innocent victims have died, will die, very much like Brian Dyck, before justice is served?!

 We seek justice for veterans who are suffering from PTSD through a expanded comprehensive VAC program possessive of sufficient, nation-wide resources to assist the many veterans and their families, of all generations of war, who suffer from this crippling disorder. We seek justice for those who, lacking adequate treatment, have committed suicide to escape the pain. We seek justice for Mrs Sheila Fyne and the many other mothers, fathers, wives and children who have been tragically effected by a disorder their sons and daughters were affected by through their service to this nation.

 We seek justice for those who have advocated on our behalf and as a consequence had their private VAC medical and financial files compromised hundreds of times by departmental bureaucrats and members of the government that we, the people of Canada, elected.

 These actions were, as Prime Minister Harper declared at the time, unacceptable!

Unacceptable it may be, Mr. Prime Minister, but it is also illegal!

We seek justice in the form of a RCMP investigation into those who have violated the basic tenet of an disabled veterans confidentiality and a Royal Commission to ensure the bond of trust, the sacred covenant between Canadian veterans, Veterans Affairs Canada and the government to which we serve is restored and veterans of this great nation receive dignified service and the financial security they require in a timely manner, bereft of repeated appeals and delays.

We seek justice.
No more.
No less!
                      _________________________________________________

The complete email I recieved can be forwarded by PM if need be.
Michael Blais is the National Coordinator of this vital event.
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Re: A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2010, 08:54:58 »
An interesting article that should be read by all concerned:

The profound horror of losing one you are deeply in love with is traumatic enough. To experience this terrible loss when your loved one, a proud Canadian soldier, is Killed In Action fighting a war that many Canadians no longer support serves only to further compound the level of grief. A knock on the door at an early morning hour, the solemn expressions on the regimental officer’s pallid features, a padre’s blessed compassion.

 The harsh realization they are here to speak to you.

The man you have devoted your life to, the man whom you have loved unconditionally… is dead.

The dreaded words, platitudes, a searing, heart wrenching flash of terror, freefalling into the abyss of grief steadied, although not always, through responsibilities to children, an extended family and a compassionate community. A series of telephone calls, the Governor General of Canada, the Prime Minister, words of support, a litany of compassion and condolence. Intense Sorrow.

Imagine.

The children. Tears, so many tears. The distressing journey to CFB Trenton, meeting important government and military dignitaries, the aircraft carrying the fallen’s arrival. Melancholic rituals of a repatriation service, the rhythmic, haunting cadence of brightly polished boots, muted sobbing as the flag draped coffin is gently eased into the back of the waiting hearse. A rose amongst roses, a child’s forlorn wail. The nation observes, empathizes, citizens bearing flags, sharing tears as the solemn procession travels the length of the Highway of Heroes to the coroner’s office in Toronto.

Home. The seemingly unbearable task of returning the valiant to the community he left as a young, vibrant Canadian eager to serve this great nation. Families and friends join thousands of anonymous citizens, a standing tribute along the streets and on bridges. Veterans of already forgotten wars attend the viewing, muted sympathies, occasionally, tears. The children, silent, withdrawn, overwhelmed with grief. On the day of the funeral, so many attend dozens stand vigil outside the church, an unspoken promise that Canada’s sons and daughters shall never be forgotten. During the internment, a military contingent carries a casket bearing bayonet and beret; others escort wife and family to the gravesite. Final prayers are offered, the Canadian flag ritually folded. A startling barrage of gunfire, the final regimental tribute, shatters the stillness.

Life. There are responsibilities that cannot be denied. Grieving children to comfort, the need to offer solace to the fallen’s parents, logistic issues, work, school… A new life, perhaps inclusive of a separation from the military community that provided great support through the darkest moments. There will be further hardship, regardless of the fact a patriot’s husband has been Killed in Action while serving Canada in a distant land, there will be taxes on his pension and it will be added to your income, punitive in the sense of tax brackets.

Imagine this is you, my friend, who is living the bleak scenario I have just described. Then ask yourself; has not the families of the Canada sons and daughters suffered enough? Should they not be provided tax-exempt status on all awards, death benefits and pensions when their loved ones have been slain in combat on behalf of Canada? Would not these very same benefits be tax exempt were he the victim of a tragic accident on the job site in Canada?

This is one of five important issues veterans from across the nation are uniting at 1100 am, November 6th, 2010, to seek redress. The families of our comrades, our brothers in arms, deserve better considerations, that they should suffer no undue financial hardship through taxation on pensions and awards provided to them as a consequence of their loved ones being killed in Afghanistan. Rallies are planned for Parliament Hill, London, Halifax and St John’s. Elsewhere throughout the nation, veterans will be congregating at their MP’s riding offices to respectfully request their local parliamentarian address these issues on behalf of the troops and the affected veterans living in their ridings.

Veterans hope Canadians will join us, that together we can make our voices heard and united, rectify the inadequacies in the New Veterans Charter, vastly improve of the quality of life for the wounded, the injured and the families of the fallen.

Michael L Blais CD
Niagara Falls, Ont
Stand Up for Colonel Pat Stogran and for ALL CANADIAN veterans!

Canadian Veterans National day to Rally / Protest – 11/6/10, The Widows Tax

                   (Reproduced under the Fair Dealings provisions of the Copyright Act)

               



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Re: A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 19:19:15 »
57chevy,
Well said, Well said. Here Here.
Scoty B
scoty b (aka the brat)
so my sister say's
she would know as she
pointed out ,,,, quote
my lil brother is one bad "mo-fo"
dont f*** with him you'll just get hurt.

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Re: A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 09:44:40 »
We have a lot of threads dealing with specific veterans/VAC issues and I did not want to start a new one, so:

Meanwhile, according to this report, reproduced under the Fair Dealing provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act from the Ottawa Citizen, ordinary citizens are filling the gaps:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/Program+veterans+hungry/3803829/story.html
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Program won't let veterans go hungry
Initiative sees meals covered at museum
 
BY TONY LOFARO, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN

NOVEMBER 10, 2010
 
After Paul Kavanagh witnessed the humiliation of a veteran who couldn't afford to pay for a meal at the Canadian War Museum cafeteria, he vowed the scene would never be repeated.

"It broke my heart to see that," said Kavanagh, 57, a Laval periodontist who comes from a military family.

"That man was almost in tears and he was as red as a beet. But it wasn't right, he was beautifully dressed with all his medals."

Kavanagh said he paid the difference for the vet's meal that day and then went on to found Operation Veteran, which provides a free meal -- worth up to $11 -- at the museum's cafeteria, the Mess.

More than 50 veterans took advantage of the program last year when it was offered on Remembrance Day. Now, with the help of Canadian War Museum officials and after meeting with Jean-Pierre Blackburn, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Operation Veteran is expanding.

Free meals for veterans will be offered year-round at the museum, not just on Nov. 11. And 11 schools across Canada, including Ashbury College, have joined fundraising efforts to sustain the program throughout the year.

Last year, the Kavanagh family gave $5,000 to the program and another $8,000 was donated by some of his patients. The funds were turned over to the Canadian War Museum, which created an account to administer the program.

Meal vouchers have been printed and are available for pickup at the museum. A veteran only has to show identification to receive a voucher.

"This is really a special thing for the veterans," said Kavanagh.

As well as the meal program, he hopes Operation Veteran becomes a real educational tool with students learning about Canada's war efforts. And as each school signs up, it commits to raise more funds for the program, he said.

"I'm trying to get more schools involved. My dream is to get 100 schools from across Canada raising $1,000 each, meaning $100,000 ideally coming into the museum. That will allow us to feed veterans and any active military personnel," he said.

Yasmin Mingay, communications manager at the museum, applauds Kavanagh's efforts. "It's really quite gratifying to see a private initiative such as this take on a whole world of its own and work so well to support the veterans."

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen


:salute: to Mr. Kavanagh. Maybe he wasn't out demonstrating, demanding that they " do something;" HE just got off his *** and did something.

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Re: A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 17:39:19 »
Great post E.R.
Thanks for sharing :nod:
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Re: A NATIONAL DAY OF SUPPORT FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 12:37:06 »
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