For those readers who are unaware of what happened in Moncton, New Brunswick this past month I will catch up up to speed. Later in the evening, around 7:30pm, a man with an arsenal of guns terrorized the city of Moncton, and in this process, he shot and killed three RCMP officers, and injured two more. The RCMP did eventually apprehend the man and he is currently in custody.
Human behaviour has always fascinated me and sometimes human behaviour breaks my heart, but in more instances than not it makes me happy and proud.
Although, I have never ever been in the situation that the citizens of Moncton were in, the resilience and respect that everyone had shown towards each other and the RCMP, is amazing. Please take pause and think about how difficult it was for the other RCMP officers to continue to look for the man that shot and killed their friend, colleague and brother.
On the steps of the RCMP precinct in Moncton, shortly after the suspect was caught, flowers, candles and letters of respect were placed as tears flowed down the faces of the grateful citizens of Moncton. Memories of the fallen were discussed on the news, praises of thanks and appreciation flowed from the tips of the mouths of everyone affected. It goes back to the saying 'you don't know what you got until it is gone.' Statements through the tears validates this statement, more so, it shows that we take a lot of things for granted. Statements like; 'They (the officers that were shot and killed) were just doing their job'; 'These men got up to go to work today and will never go home to their families'; 'They died to protect us.' These statements are all true.
There are a lot of things I could say about the reality of how much we take for granted everyday, but I am not going to pick at that scab today. It is not about ridicule, it is a day to be thankful. It is a day to remember. It is a day to love. Show love, be love and give love.
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the families of those three police officers. By family, I mean everyone whose lives have been touched by the love that these men gave. It is now a time to reflect on the wonderful contributions that these men made to the lives of everyone that they touched. It is time to show love and support to the wives and children of these men, their time for healing will be long, and extremely difficult. If they are shown love, they will keep out of the dark. They will see that their Dad/Spouses are heroes to all of the citizens of Moncton and our beautiful country.
Please remember to never forget. Do not forget the lives that are put at risk every hour of everyday, to keep our freedom.
Happiness lies within you, and your ability to see beyond yourself.
Happy Does It ;o)