Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dear Mr Prime Minister

Even as the Global War On Terror has been declared *over* by our politicians, Veterans in both the US and Canada are having to fight their own governments to receive the benefits they have earned in service to their countries.

As our Veterans have fulfilled their part of the contract, it is apparent that our governments feel no need to follow through with their part of the contract for our Veterans.

Our Veterans are not being quiet - and neither should they. What follows is but one letter by one Veteran to the Prime Minister of Canada, printed here with his permission:

From: Dan Slack []

Sent: April-29-12 9:47 AM
To: 'Prime Minister/Premier ministre'; ''; ''
Cc: ''; ''; 'Mike Blais'
Subject: letter of thanks

Dear Mr Prime Minister,

I would first off like to thank you for being in breach of the contract between you and the soldier of Canada.

You as the Commander and Chief of the Canadian Military have shown the Canadian people what real leadership is all about, and what not to do while leading.

It would have been so nice if you had of served, if so you would be standing up for our soldiers and supporting them like a real leader would do.

The people of this great nation live in a free world due to the efforts of our soldier from World War II up to present day conflicts such as Afghanistan. Without the soldier, I shudder to think were we would be and what kind of country Canada would be.

You have some of the best trained soldiers in the world and what thanks have you showed them other than what it is like for a country to turn their backs on them in time of need. They have given so much to their country and in return the government has spit on them and their families for a superior effort in support of people all over the world.

I was watching a show the other day called “The Unit” and thought wow if the PM would only watch that maybe he would get it? I was (SSF) Special Service force trained and can totally relate to what they do on this show.

It takes a special breed to be a soldier and be willing to die for your country for what is right. We are proud of what we do, we respond to orders and stand behind our leadership, no question ask and do it knowing that we may not come back alive and we know that is all part of the life and do what is right to defend the weak and the people that need our skills.

Now just think about that and next time you are looking in the mirror and walking around free, think about the soldier and what they have sacrificed for that freedom. You owe a little more to the troops who have given so much for your freedom. You are the Commander and Chief and are you really doing the troop right by how you are handling things? Canada should be writing them an opened cheque for what the have done for the freedom you have, just remember that that but really who am I but just a soldier. You are the leader not me. If I was the leader I would be doing thing way differently than you. But you have an excuse, you never have been in uniform and to you we are just tools to be used to complete your job, disposable really. So, I can understand why you really don’t care. It is not your fault because you are ignorant to what we do and what we are really all about. Real leaders lead with both their hearts as well as their head.

Thank you so much for your support.

All the best from one of your soldiers
Dan Slack, Sgt Ret.

Sgt Slack is not the only Veteran who is making his voice heard. Equitas is a group of Veterans that is launching a class action suit against the government of Canada, to ensure that the government fulfils their contractual obligations to our finest. Check out Equitas here.

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