Much of our national identity and our national sense of pride is derived from our proud military history. Rightly or wrongly, we Canadians see ourselves as Defenders of the Peace. These conflicts that we engage in have rarely been "our" wars. Instead, our young people have travelled great distances and made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the ideals that our nation holds dear. In recent history, we have not fought to gain territory or resources - to die for an ideal is a remarkable thing.
Today, I encourage you all to learn a little bit more about Canada's participation in various international conflicts by viewing this stunning documentary at www.nfb.ca/frontlines, or following some of the links in this article.
Lest we forget.