There is a Future with Canada's Youth
The Youth of today.
In Canada the Cadets of the Army, Navy and Airforce are provided with training, adventure and in many cases travel. The men and women who instruct these youths. Cover every aspect of military life from Basic Training to piloting both Gliders and Single engine aircraft. Not for all the young of Canada but very important for the youngsters that enter a local cadet corps. Be it Sea Cadets, Air cadets or Army Cadets the opportunities are limitless. I am proud to say that I currently have 2 grandsons in the Air Cadets in Greenwood NS. I also have a lifelong friend whose grandson Justin is turning 19 this year and is signing on to the regular forces. He has spent his teen years reaching the rank of Cadet Chief Warrant Officer and loves the camaraderie and the military lifestyle. Bravo Zulu Justin.
This topic of Cadet training has led me to select 3 headlines form various sources with regard to the youth of today.
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Sniper Alley Allepo Syria
A Canadian Doctor 25 years of age and identified only as SAM is working in Allepo Syria as the only Doctor in Sniper alley. It is a tribute to this young Doctor who faces death on a daily basis. That he has left the peaceful life of Canada to assist where he feels needed in Allepo. Well done and a Bravo Zulu to this young Doctor. May he return one day to Canada in the near future.
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Boredom in the USA
Meanwhile in the USA 3 teens murdered an Australian exchange student, simply because in their own words they were "Bored". What led these fools to the decision of randomly killing someone? No one will ever know. This is indeed a tragedy for his family and his loved ones.
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The third portion of this triumvirate is the story of 2 brothers, raised as Christians who took up the sword of Jihadism.
What makes a young middle-class man turn to Islam and want to risk "martyrdom" in Syria? A French father, who has just been bereaved, tells the BBC's Christian Fraser what happened to his sons.
The jihadist video is familiar in both style and content. In front of the black flag proclaiming allegiance to Allah, is a man who calls himself Abu Abd Al-Rahman.
Three Stories from three different worlds? No ! Canada, France and the USA are similar in so many ways. Sadly each country has home grown terrorists, each country has Doctors and aid worker serving in many parts of this troubled world. Last but by no means least each of these fine countries have youth that are bored due to many factors, economic, employment and lack of education.
Ideally our political leaders, church leaders and parents must work together to insure that the next generation is one of Peace and Fulfilment. Encouragement and Fraternity.
As the French Mottos states. Liberté, égalité, fraternité French for "Liberty, equality, fraternity (brotherhood) indeed wiser words were never spoken.
So as we read of the catastrophic stories of death and destruction in Egypt, Syria,Afghanistan,Iraq and indeed many other troubled spots of this world. A belated salute to Interational Youth Day.
Let us not forget the youth of today who have recently enlisted and joined the Military Family of Canada. As the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of Canada's future. (the term Airmen is simply a term and covers all Genders).
I as a Canadian am PROUD of all of the men and women who serve in the military. I salute the youth of today who are signing up.
Nil Sine Labore