I heard bits and pieces of something happening in Ottawa today, about a gunman, a soldier being shot….I listened to the radio on the way home from work and felt gut emotion. One of the soldiers standing guard at the National War Memorial, in front of the tomb for the unknown soldier, was shot and killed. His name is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the father of a young child.There was shooting inside the parliament building but the gunman was stopped.Dead.
I am shocked. Not totally surprised. I feel very protective of my country, the freedom I have and the values we hold close to our hearts. Today I really felt the words from our national anthem, “Oh Canada, our home and native land…We stand on guard for thee”. The Pittsburgh Penguins played against another American team but sang “Oh Canada” at the game to show their support for us. A huge “THANK YOU” for your kind gesture.