With the current events taking place down town Hamilton, our beloved city, I ask that we simply 'Take a Moment'. Take a Moment today to buy a poppy, to say Oh Canada, to look around, and shake a member of our Canadian Armed Forces hand. Because in a single moment, our time here on earth can be gone.
I'm not here to preach or anything, I just believe that sometimes we are overcome with the larger things in life and don't allow ourselves to embrace that in fact we are all Canadian. We have certainly come together over the past week and shown our pride, whether it be through mediums such as Hockey or Football. We have all stepped up and shown we are Canadian. True, North, Strong and FREE.
As a former Sherwood Saint and a man who knew Nathan Cirillo (not well albeit) and who's brother attended classes with this young man. I can certainly attest to his infectious smile and ability to make people better around him. So today, and every day moving forward, I ask that we all try to make someone's day better, and provide them with a smile. It is not hard to do!
I understand this may be not be the place to do this, but in a community such as this, and with each person reaching out to their respective families and friends. You will be surprised at how fast this spread.
So thank you for a final time Mr. Cirillo, the Argyll's and the rest of the Canadian forces, I will fly my flag high, I will wear the poppy proud and I will never let one of you walk by me again without a handshake or a thank you.
A proud, honoured and deeply touched Canadian