So today it’s official. Our mission to Afghanistan is over and all of the Canadian Soldiers are coming home. It’s a “hot” topic about whether we should have been there in the first place, but my that wasn’t a decision made by our Soldiers. Each and every one of them gladly went over and sacrificed a lot, some even their lives. I remember early in the 12 year mission inspired by John Micheal Montgomery’s song “Letters from home” we asked school children to write letters to the Soldiers we would send over to them. We collected over 25,000 letters and it was one of most amazing things I’ve been a part of.
I thank each and every one of them and their families for their continued sacrifice!