Oh! CANADA … TODAY WE VOTE!

I was just reading a post by Carol Garvin about today being election day here in Canada. She inspired me to say a little something about it, too.

Since the year I became old enough to vote in elections I have taken that right and responsibility seriously. I may have missed one time in all those years, but I’m not positive about that because it would have been a long time ago. I believe it is a very important thing we are called to do for our country, and to ignore that right is irresponsible.

My father is a World War ll veteran. He left home as a teenager and went Overseas to risk his life for the freedom of our country and that of others. That war is known as “the deadliest war in history.” Dad has said very little about what he experienced during that traumatic time. I sometimes think about my dear grandmother, how she must have anguished for the safety of her boy, the many prayers and tears I’m sure she offered for his safe return home. As a mother myself, I know those years had to be some of the hardest times of her life as she waited for the war to end so she could welcome her son home. Moving ahead to today – for me to not vote, to ignore the right we still have, would be to ignore my father’s sacrifice – and that of many – as if it all meant nothing. 

Although Canada has changed in ways I don’t like, for me to only grumble about it affects nothing. It’s true that we also have the right not to vote, but I believe if we didn’t have the privilege of voting we would be clamouring for it. 

CANADA … LET’S BE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS.  VOTE TODAY!

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