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Merry Christmas Folks
« on: December 24, 2013, 18:19:01 »
Just wanted to be politically incorrect and wish you ,your families, friends and loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Look out for the ones you love and if you can reach out to someone who has been left behind for whatever reason. Stay safe.

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 18:23:41 »
Here's hoping for a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year, even if we miss those who can't be here for it.

Cheers!

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 18:28:10 »
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 18:40:39 »
 :subbies: :cheers:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 18:55:58 »
Have a Merry Christmas, everyone.  :subbies:
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 19:05:32 »
Merry Christmas and a Bah humbug to all.
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 19:12:19 »
Happy Holidays, everyone!!   :christmas happy:
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 20:18:26 »
Merry Christmas to all - and if you know someone deployed, drop them a line tonight!

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 21:05:52 »
Merry Christmas to those that like it, and to those that don't... Merry Christmas.
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2013, 21:14:39 »
Merry Christmas to one and all!

Merry Christmas to all - and if you know someone deployed, drop them a line tonight!

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 21:49:22 »
Merry Christmas to all as well and wishing everyone a joyous 2014!
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 23:44:14 »
Merry Christmas & Joyeux Noël!

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2013, 00:48:57 »
Happy Christmas everybody.
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2013, 06:41:27 »
Merry Christmas to all - and if you know someone deployed, drop them a line tonight!
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Merry Christmas everyone!
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2013, 07:22:48 »
Merry Christmas to all!  :christmas happy:

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 07:39:46 »
Merry Christmas from the other side of the world; it's like I get two holidays here!   :christmas happy:
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2013, 09:05:53 »


Well, I thought I did quite well this year.    :nod:

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2013, 09:15:50 »
^ haha!  Merry Christmas.   Safe Holidays to all. 

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2013, 09:48:37 »
Merry Xmas & Happy New Year 2014!  :P

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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2013, 09:50:40 »
Merry Christmas. Stay safe.
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2013, 10:58:26 »
And  Governor General David Johnston and Minister Stephen Harper add their best wishes.

According to an article in the Ottawa Citizen the prime minister "issued a brief message to mark the Christmas season. He says it is a time for ‘‘joyful reunions with family and friends, a time to reflect on our good fortune, and a time to remember those in our midst who have less‘‘ ... [he added] that as Canadians count their ‘‘many blessings,‘‘ he asks that we also ‘‘give a moment to our brave men and women in uniform‘‘ ... [and] asks that we offer a ‘‘thought and a prayer for them and their families.‘‘"

The same article say that Governor General David Johnston "also aimed his remarks at member of the military and their families. He said the recent deaths of Forces members are a reminder of the stresses in the military and the mental health challenges personnel can face. ""
It is ill that men should kill one another in seditions, tumults and wars; but it is worse to bring nations to such misery, weakness and baseness
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2013, 13:57:02 »
Hope everyone has a Happy Christmas, a Merry New Year, and all the best to you and yours during the Holiday season.
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2013, 18:15:28 »
Just a reminder ...

Seventy years ago our forebearers were, as many Canadian Forces members are today, taking their Christmas dinner under less than ideal circumstances:


The Seaforth Highlanders take a short break, in company by company rotation, for Christmas dinner at Ortona in 1943


A meal in the mess decks of a Canadian corvette (HMCS St Therese) in 1944

It is ill that men should kill one another in seditions, tumults and wars; but it is worse to bring nations to such misery, weakness and baseness
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2013, 18:58:20 »
Funny.  I was thinking of, just today from memory, a photo from that same Ortona dinner showing a soldier happily tucking into his turkey dinner.

To all my brothers and sisters who are serving away from home this day, and their families and lastly to all of you here.  TOR and the Sandbox in particular, Merry Christmas everyone.  May 2014 be a wonderful year for us all.   :cheers:
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Re: Merry Christmas Folks
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2013, 18:10:23 »
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for everyone.

I leave for a few days, to come back and find everyone is cheery.
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