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Monday, April 09, 2007

Manic Monday ... SNAP

Snapping turtles?

The views expressed in the previous video are not necessarily a reflection of the views of the blogger who has posted it.. but it’s damn funny I tell ya! And I needed a good laugh today... man I hate being snapped at.

For My Queen Dana

That’s right Matt-man… dancing meat… and you heard right.. steak sauce!

On a serious note, today is the anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge. It was a defining moment in Canada’s history.

Quoted from an article written by Tim Cook - The Battle of Vimy Ridge, 9-12 April 1917

“Attacking together for the first time, the four Canadian divisions stormed the ridge at 5:30am on 9 April 1917. More than 15,000 Canadian infantry overran the Germans all along the front. Incredible bravery and discipline allowed the infantry to continue moving forward under heavy fire, even when their officers were killed. There were countless acts of sacrifice, as Canadians single-handedly charged machine-gun nests or forced the surrender of Germans in protective dugouts. Hill 145, the highest and most important feature of the Ridge, and where the Vimy monument now stands, was captured in a frontal bayonet charge against machine-gun positions. Three more days of costly battle delivered final victory. The Canadian operation was an important success, even if the larger British and French offensive, of which it had been a part, had failed. But it was victory at a heavy cost: 3,598 Canadians were killed and another 7,000 wounded.
The capture of Vimy was more than just an important battlefield victory. For the first time all four Canadian divisions attacked together: men from all regions of Canada were present at the battle. Brigadier-General A.E. Ross declared after the war, "in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation."

Sadly, our troops in Afghanistan remembered it today while mourning the loss of 6 of their comrades who were killed by a roadside bomb on Easter Sunday. This was the worst single-day toll for the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.

In Memoriam

Sgt. Donald Lucas, 31, of Burton, N.B. (but raised in St. John's).
Cpl. Aaron E. Williams, 23, of Lincoln, N.B.
Pte. Kevin Vincent Kennedy, 20, of St. Lawrence, N.L.
Pte. David Robert Greenslade, 20, of Saint John, N.B.
Cpl. Christopher Paul Stannix, 24, of Dartmouth, N.S.
Cpl. Brent Poland, 37, of Camlachie, Ont.

My most sincere condolences to their families.

Thank you, your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

Lest we forget…

Love you all more than my luggage!
Hugs, smooches and gropes!

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Comments on "Manic Monday ... SNAP"


Blogger Turnbaby said ... (8:26 PM) : 

I started to say so sorry for the loss of those particular folks and I am so very much in support of their families and hope the best for them in their time of loss.

But I guess the bigger feeling was my sorrow for ALL of them---we lost two from KY this week. It tears me up that they are where we have sent them without a clear picture of how to get them the hell out.

Thanks for the reminder Angelbaby
Oh and I LMAO at Lewis Black



Blogger Travis said ... (8:54 PM) : 

Wonderful tribute to six fallen heroes.

(and the videos were really funny)


Blogger Crazy Working Mom said ... (11:09 PM) : 

Awesome MM post! :)
A little bit of everything all wrapped up in one.
Great job.


Blogger Bond said ... (11:44 PM) : 

Lewis Black...FUNNY
The cow...cute

The tribute to the soldiers of the four Canadian divisions at Vimy Ridge and the words of Tim Cook...STIRRING

The memorial to your countrymen who fell over Easter...HEARTBREAKING

We kid sometimes, but through it all Canada and the USA have stood side by side when needed.

I mourn your nation's loss for every son, husband and father who will not return home, as I do for all of ours and the other nation's who are there with us today.

INCREDIBLE my friend... HUGS


Blogger Twyla said ... (9:12 AM) : 

So horrible about the 6 fallen soldiers. Why does it always seem like they're from the Maritmes? We have lost far too many already. I wish we could bring home ALL the soldiers, safe and sound.


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (11:09 AM) : 

Your tribute to the soldiers was beautiful. They will never be forgotten.


Blogger SGT DUB said ... (12:51 PM) : 

We feel the lost here too as we received news about it. Thank you for posting about them.


Blogger Matt-Man said ... (12:59 PM) : 

It's so RARE to see dancing meat...


Blogger Anndi said ... (3:14 PM) : 


I am always saddened whenever such news is released, whether it be a Canadian, British, American soldier... Life is precious.



Thank you bro. It's the least I could do...


Thank you for stopping by, and thanks for the compliment.


Thank you. The timing , it being Easter and the anniversary of Vimy just made it that much more touching.


Twyla sweetie

I've noticed the Maritimes seem to be losing quite a few of their fine young men.

I'm looking forward to the day they can all come home safe.


I have a special place in my heart for the military

Sgt Dub

Thank you. Bless your heart. Stay safe!


It has to be RARE for it to dance... or been sitting out in the sun too long...


Blogger Dana said ... (9:51 PM) : 

I had no idea the cow could dance!


Blogger Tisha! said ... (6:54 AM) : 

Oh is that who he is Lewis Black, thanks Bond baby!

I couldn't take it he was OUTRAGEOUSLY funny "anger management class", "birth of a son calmed him down" thanks ma chere for such a good laugh.

And at the same time you made us feel again to remember this TRAGIC event and terrible loss, my prayers are with their families.

All my love to you!


Blogger Sparky Duck said ... (9:53 AM) : 

Lewis Black is a comedic genius.

Thanks for reminding us all that its not only US soldiers losing their lives.


Blogger Angell said ... (11:42 AM) : 

Ann - a wonderful post and tribute to our history, and our present situation as well.

Thank you.

Lest we forget...


Blogger Twyla said ... (8:50 AM) : 

We've lost 2 more soldiers since you posted this. Makes me so sad...and mad. Those poor soldiers and their families.


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