December 14, 2007
Citing security concerns and a lack of space on transport aircraft, Canadian Military Brass has decided to reject some 1700 ‘Care Packages’ destined for Canadian Troops stationed in war torn Afghanistan over Christmas this year.
Judi McLeod, of the Canada Free Press reports, “Christmas miracle needed to get care package to Canadian troops in Afghanistan.”
Canadian citizens have opened their hearts to brighten the Christmas of the Troops by donating and compiling these packages.
Ailing veteran and former vice-president of the Roxboro Legion who spearheaded the project, Richard Shannon said, “I’m not well, and I’m very upset about this. They said all the way along, this project is guaranteed. It was okay, everything was good, and all of a sudden they pulled the plug.”
According to Judi Mcleod, “the communities of Cobourg and Port Hope, with a combined population of just over 25,000, managed to put together enough packages to give every Canadian soldier in Afghanistan a package to make them feel closer to home at Christmas.”
An effort as this and for this reason deserves to be carried forth. It isn’t support of the war to show such compassion to those involved in it. Canadian citizens should be outraged at such callous treatment of their Military stationed far from home over Christmas.
Surely, the Grinch can be vanquished and a little touch of home can be delivered to Canadian Troops this Christmas. If enemy forces can lay down their arms over Christmas, as was done for the Christmas Truce of 1914, citizens can demand these packages get delivered to the Troops.
UPDATE: The 1700 packages will be going to the Canadian Troops afterall, by sea, it appears. Good wishes will sail the high seas
Friday, December 14, 2007
Posted by Lew Waters at 12:14 AM