Currently members of the Canadian Armed Forces are serving in the conflict in Afghanistan. It is not the first time in history that our troops have been far away from home at the Holiday time - the lists of missions in which Canadians have served is the history of the conflicts of the past century and a half. Being away from family and friends is difficult at any time but more so as you know they are gathering for their traditional celebrations and you will not be there to share with them.
We are all busy at this time of year but perhaps we can take a minute out of our crowded schedules and send a simple "Happy Holidays" greeting to the women and men of our services in Afghanistan.
Messages may be sent by going to Morale by Message Board (English) or Le moral par babillard électronique! (French).
It will only take a minute or two and will let them know that the Canadians or friends of Canadians everywhere have taken the time to stop and think of them as the holidays approach.
Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Happy Holidays, Meilleurs voeux, Happy New Year, Bon Annee and a wish for peace and may we all be able to exchange the same greetings next year.
20 decembre - San Domenico di Silos