There has been a lot happening in my community (municipal elections) and my country in the past few weeks too.
For those who haven’t heard, Canada lost two of our heroes, on home soil, in recent weeks. Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent of Quebec was killed when a radical Islamist extremist ran Vincent and another soldier over with his car. The killer was chased by police and died by police gun fire.
That was October 20th. Two days later, 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was shot and killed while standing honour guard at the National War Memorial.
After shooting Cirillo the lone gunman ran into the parliament building and opened fired. He was shot and killed by Sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers. The best description I heard of the incident was from John Colbert’s show (although in second viewing I realize it’s a recount from the CBC).
So my topic wasn’t overly funny today, but Colbert was so I figured that made up for it. Thanks to our Amercian and International friends who have send condolences and words of support. It meant more that you will ever know.