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October 31, 2020

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Remember Everyone Deployed

A Tribute to Our Heroes: Aboriginal Veterans Day | Journée dans anciens combattants autochtones

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You can tell me what day is coming up you can tell me what day is coming up you can tell me what day is coming up soon in November dozen right when we soon in November dozen right when we soon in November dozen right when we talk about Remembrance Day that we talk talk about Remembrance Day that we talk talk about Remembrance Day that we talk about all the Canadians and all the about all the Canadians and all the about all the Canadians and all the different cultures of people who different cultures of people who different cultures of people who contributed to the wars in the past and contributed to the wars in the past and contributed to the wars in the past and even peacekeeping missions and things even peacekeeping missions and things even peacekeeping missions and things that are going on today I was born on that are going on today I was born on that are going on today I was born on the Six Nations reserve go out there the Six Nations reserve go out there the Six Nations reserve go out there left in 1948 went into the army 60 years left in 1948 went into the army 60 years left in 1948 went into the army 60 years back yeah you went see many of them back yeah you went see many of them back yeah you went see many of them frontline veterans I go to all the frontline veterans I go to all the frontline veterans I go to all the battles doings you know just to keep the battles doings you know just to keep the battles doings you know just to keep the thing going you know but what you should thing going you know but what you should thing going you know but what you should do I think is really important to serve I think is really important to serve I think is really important to serve regardless if you francophone Anglophone regardless if you francophone Anglophone regardless if you francophone Anglophone Aboriginal or not I wear my sash proudly Aboriginal or not I wear my sash proudly Aboriginal or not I wear my sash proudly and make sure that they know that’s and make sure that they know that’s and make sure that they know that’s Aboriginal people serve I think it’s Aboriginal people serve I think it’s Aboriginal people serve I think it’s good for female to go forward to put good for female to go forward to put good for female to go forward to put ourself on the map my father passed away a few months ago my father passed away a few months ago my father passed away a few months ago so remembered they will be a special day so remembered they will be a special day so remembered they will be a special day for me and my father was a Canadian for me and my father was a Canadian for me and my father was a Canadian Ranger he served with them for over 25 Ranger he served with them for over 25 Ranger he served with them for over 25 years like others of his ilk dedicated years like others of his ilk dedicated years like others of his ilk dedicated hard-working and truly believed in what hard-working and truly believed in what hard-working and truly believed in what they were doing they were doing they were doing he received the Canadian military order he received the Canadian military order he received the Canadian military order of merit so we’re very very proud of of merit so we’re very very proud of of merit so we’re very very proud of that First Nations were exempt from the that First Nations were exempt from the that First Nations were exempt from the draft but still First Nations people draft but still First Nations people draft but still First Nations people were the largest number of people who were the largest number of people who were the largest number of people who volunteered for the military it shows volunteered for the military it shows volunteered for the military it shows that they’re we care about the country that they’re we care about the country that they’re we care about the country they care about their communities my dad they care about their communities my dad they care about their communities my dad was a veteran and I want to make sure was a veteran and I want to make sure was a veteran and I want to make sure that my children all understand the that my children all understand the that my children all understand the importance of making sure that they at importance of making sure that they at importance of making sure that they at least pay their respects is very least pay their respects is very least pay their respects is very important that they acknowledge the important that they acknowledge the important that they acknowledge the service of our veterans that came before service of our veterans that came before service of our veterans that came before us I think it’s important for all us I think it’s important for all us I think it’s important for all Canadians and Ontarians as well to know Canadians and Ontarians as well to know Canadians and Ontarians as well to know the real history of the country and to the real history of the country and to the real history of the country and to make sure that we’re aware of all the make sure that we’re aware of all the make sure that we’re aware of all the different groups that made efforts in different groups that made efforts in different groups that made efforts in the wars as well as where my First the wars as well as where my First the wars as well as where my First Nation students to be proud of their Nation students to be proud of their Nation students to be proud of their culture and to to recognize the many culture and to to recognize the many culture and to to recognize the many heroes that come from their own culture you

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