Friday, September 08, 2006


Today I am wearing my red Support Our troops T-shirt. I bought it at the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) on the base in London. You can order yours through your local MFRC, CANEX or some MP's offices. I believe the Peterborough MP's office is selling Support Our Troops Tshirts, but I don't think they are red.

With all the NDP and Bloc hoopla, recently in the media, such as calling our troops "terrorists", I believe now is the most important time to show your support to our troops.

This can be in the form of wearing red on Fridays, buying a Support our Troops yellow ribbon car magnet or pin, writing about the troops in your blog, sending a postcard to the troops, writing a message online to the troops, keeping them in your prayers, contacting your MP or writing a letter to the editor of your local paper.

Here's some more information from CFRA:

The campaign launched by wives of Canadian troops in Afghanistan encourages Canadians to wear something red on Fridays to show support for the troops and their families.

When CFRA issued a public call this week, Ottawa Police chief Vince Bevan and Deputy Chief Sue O'Sullivan immediately ordered ribbons and pins for officers to wear today. OPP officers and Canadian Border crossing guards are doing the same. Mayor Bob Chiarelli distributed an email to all city staff urging themn to wear something red today as well.

Those wishing to purchase official "support our troops" merchandise can do so via the Canadian Forces Exchange (CANEX) network here!

Additional information about support programs can be obtained via The Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency.


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