Honouring Canadian Heroes

22 Oct

Canadians are justly proud of our Armed Forces – their Heroism, Valour, Honour and Service – in the 2 World Wars – and elsewhere on this planet over many decades.

Today I honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo – a Canadian Reservist soldier – who was slain by lone gunman while standing guard on Parliament Hill in the Canadian Capital of Ottawa at the War Memorial.

Cpl. Nathan Frank 1

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo / Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Cpl. Nathan Frank

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo guarding the War Memorial – minutes before he was slain

Cpl. Nathan Frank 2

First responders attempting to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Cpl. Nathan Frank 3

Ambulance Services on the scene

I also honour House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers who slew the demented assailant who cowardly murdered Cpl. Cirillo.

Kevin Vickers, parliament's sergeant-at-arms

Kevin Vickers – House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms


Security: Parliament Hill Style - Members of Parliament barricade the doors

Security: Parliament Hill Style – Members of Parliament barricade the doors

My Comment:

Appalling Canadian Security

After 9/11 – and everything that has come after it, I am appalled – APPALLED !!!! – that anyone could get within a thousand yards of our esteemed government buildings on Parliament Hill with even a pen knife.

I watched in amazement as a TV analyst spoke about upgrading security at “The Hill”.

WHAT SECURITY ??????

Anybody – you, I, or anyone – could have loaded ourselves up with bombs and guns and entered that building and blown the whole place up.

When a guy can just drive up with a gun – shoot a guard – then enter the Parliament Buildings … That means there is NO SECURITY. Never was.

THEN many armed soldiers, Tac Team, Army personnel, Police officers, and Security are running around the grounds for hours – after the fact – to see if there was anyone else involved. NO CAMERAS – NO SURVEILLANCE – of any kind – that would have easily and instantly shown them if there was anyone else.

APPALLING !!!!

That’s Canadian Security.

We STILL don’t get it.

4 Responses to “Honouring Canadian Heroes”

  1. dlhartzog October 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    Well said, a fine tribute.

    • jcalberta April 27, 2015 at 11:51 am #

      Thanking you belatedly !!

      Have a good one.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong October 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    With all the “security” at our airports, our malls and public buildings here in the States are still wide open. It’s too much trouble, annoys people too much … something … so they pretend it’ll go away if they don’t think about it.

    • jcalberta October 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

      Well, of course it’s massively expensive too. But at the White House – or our Canadian House of Parliament I would understand the need.

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