Our human dad is an officer in the Canadian Forces. As such, he has participated in many different missions around the world, including serving in Kuwait during the first Gulf War, peacekeeping missions in Haiti, Bosnia, and Eritrea, and domestic operations such as the Winnipeg Floods in 1997. We are very proud of him and the work that he does, along with all the other members of the Canadian Forces, and all the other men and women who serve throughout the world.
Currently, Canada has a large number of men and women serving in Afghanistan. Although the news focuses on their engagements with the Taliban, they do a lot of good work for the local people, as they do wherever they are deployed. They build roads, bridges, docks, and as well as schools and other buildings; they do demining operations, so it is safe for people to travel through roads and fields that previously held dangerous mines; they provide medical care for the local people; they distribute toys and other items for the local children; and they do many other wonderful, helpful things that you seldom read about in the newspapers or hear about on the news.
Even though we are very proud of our dad and all that he does, we do wish that the conflicts throughout the world would end, and that all the men and women serving overseas could return to their families.
We pray daily for all the men and women who are deployed, and fervently hope that they come home safely to their families.
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