Happy Fourth of July
To our American cousins. . . .All the best on the Fourth of July!
I like to think it is the day to celebrate all that is best about the US. In spite of recent history, there is still much to admire in the Great Republic. We have faith that the future will bring change and a reaffirmation of the great notions of Statehood and Statecraft that can be a model for others.
Canada will always try to be a good neighbour. On this day, I like to remember great events of friendship between our countries, more importantly between among individuals. . . . . . . between friend/entre amis.
I think of the response of the people of Boston to the great Halifax disaster. The people of that city just loaded up a train with medical and manpower resources and came to Halifax. Similarly, in the wake of the 9/11 disaster, Canada accomadated US bound aircraft and took care of the passengers. Individual familes took strangers into their homes as if they were long lost relatives. It seems we are at our best in emergencies and person to person help. I am sure there will be such occasions in the years to come and our two peoples will rise to the occasions.
Click on the dove poster in the sidebar for an American salute.