It’s been one week since two soldiers were killed in two separate attacks.
Their lives were taken, senselessly.
It seems crazy to me that this could happen. And I feel overwhelmed with sadness. I feel sorrow for their families, friends and Military families.
I feel sorrow for my country. I am grateful for those men and women who serve our country and protect us.
My heart breaks for a little boy who will not know his father, or a man whose mother never imagined her worst nightmare of burying her son.
I am grateful to those on both scenes who sprang into action and did their best to help the wounded.
Watching the images on my television of people lining the Highway of Heroes to pay their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, brings tears to my eyes as I type. I feel the agony of the family waiting to bury Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent next week.
There is a huge hole in the hearts of Canadians, and I believe that we will stand a little taller and a little closer together as we all search for answers.
Rest in peace, Nathan and Patrice. Thank you for everything you have done for us and our country.