This week a 21-year-old female soldier from Quebec was killed by a roadside bomb. She was the second female soldier to die over there. Tonight during the Canadiens/Bruins game, CTV honored young Karine Blais during the intermission. Sure, the ratio of soldiers from the U.S. killed in both wars is greater, but each one deserves the respect they have earned. In Canada, there's press coverage for days. It's almost as if you know them personally.
A friend from Naperville sent this power point/video this morning. Timely. You can view it at the link below. I've seen it before, but it means something different now that we are in Canada. Whenever a soldier dies, flags fly at half-mast, we see photos of the flag draped coffin and each and every soldier is honored with press coverage.