Canadian Rodders it's time to take a pause. 75 years ago today some of our finest offered all they had to help Europe regain its independence. A recent ad basically said that we can enjoy a day at the beach because of their day at the beach. The Canadian troops faced extremely heavy opposition and still managed to advance further than any other group and was told to stop advancing to allow the others to catch up. Some died on the beaches some further inland. One fellow was captured and crucified. And then there was a group that surrendered only to be executed by the SS. A few years back I took 50 students to visit historic military sites in Flanders and Normandy. About 5 or 6 of them,along with my son, stripped down to their underwear in mid April to experience the Atlantic at Juno at that time of year. Although they were a couple of months early they had a slightly better appreciation of what D-Day was like. So take some time to reflect, as many of us can't remember, as to what these men/women did; not for national gain but for the betterment of others lives.