King Murphy: Canada has been blessed. Take time to be grateful
National Post: 'Canada Day and Remembrance Day are those moments of pause. They are, or certainly were meant to be — there has been more than a sense of drift away from their original purpose — special times to take stock of ourselves and our country, to note the sacrifices and achievements of our common enterprise, and to note how both are so deeply entwined, how sacrifice — sometimes terrible as in war, sometimes patient endurance and personal industry as in the early days of making this country — enabled the achievement; and how achievement built the spirit to undertake and enable those sacrifices.
'On a more placid level we also look at ourselves as we are today. At the Everyday of Canada....'