Canada’s 147th birthday is one worth celebrating

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To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish a happy birthday to a very beautiful lady who will be turning 147 years young on July 1. She truly is a real sweetheart indeed; we all love and respect her greatly and in return, she takes care of us.

We are so fortunate to live in such a lovely and unique country as Canada because there are some places in the world where people don’t get enough to eat and are exposed to poverty, war, famine and disease. This is why I’m thankful for what I have (as everyone should be).

Also, lest we forget our veterans who fought to defend freedom and democracy against fascism, along with terrorism, and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we will be eternally grateful.

In conclusion, I urge everyone to come out and celebrate Canada Day, as well as your heritage, whatever it may be (I am French myself, and politically conservative). However, politics aside, we Canadians are one big happy family in which the human spirit can, and will, overcome any obstacle, regardless of how difficult it may be. And never forget the legacy of Sir John A. MacDonald, the Father of Confederation and our nation’s first prime minister. Incidentally, Jan. 11, 2015, will mark the bicentennial of his birthday. This should be a great event indeed.

Anyway, take care, keep thinking positively, may the Lord always watch over you and have a wonderful summer!

Allan Clement