Busy selling red Support Our Troops Shirts :)
The Rally was hosted by 570 Chym’s own Jeff Allan. (thank you!). After the singing of O Canada, Ottawa’s Doug Champagne’s song “We Wear Red” was played. Tears trickled down parents’ cheeks. Please visit www.thelegacy.ca for a free download of “We Wear Read”.
Steven Cage took time out of his busy campaign for Regional Councillor of Kitchener to come out to Support our Troops and families! It was welcoming seeing him. My son had worked as Steven's Official Agent during the federal nomination process.It's a strange feeling not seeing him fly out the door.. heading out canvassing during this election. Steven had arranged my son's "send off" with the company of many dignitaries of the conservative party. Thank you Steven.. and all the best!
Thank you John! It was so nice seeing you!
People came from everywhere sporting red t-shirts, red hats, red scarves, red jackets…. It was amazing – seeing the support shown for our troops serving overseas in Afghanistan (our own sons and daughters). People in attendance included Mayor Herb Epp, Elizabeth Witmer, and Steven Cage, Richard Woodfield (uncle of fallen Pte Braun Scott Woodfield), and Corporal Ryan Pagnacco, who was seriously injured in the US 'friendly fire' incident in Panjwaii on September 4th, reservists and veterans, the Families of Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan, plus countless others from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and from all over south western Ontario.
People were given the opportunity to sign a banner in Support of Our Troops, which will be sent to Afghanistan for our children to see.
A Reservist signs the banner as one of our veterans looks on.
It really touched my heart to see and speak with the people that were able to come out. I know it touched the troops’ hearts as well. Let’s keep on our mission as they stay the course on theirs’..