support_troops.jpgMy family and I just returned from a send-off party. One of the community parents is leaving this Sunday to complete preparations before he departs for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. A large group of families gathered to wish him well and show support to his family.

I have been committed to the Red Fridays movement since attending a major rally on Parliament Hill in September 2006.   Red Fridays is a simple idea; wear some red every Friday to show support for Canadian troops and their families (similar programs may exist in other countries). It’s not about ideology. It’s not about political leanings. It’s not about religion. It’s not about money. It’s about people — real people.

I’m looking forward to the big celebration we throw when our friend returns, safely, to his family and community.

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