Canadian SymbolsSeptember 18 2008 at 11:13 AM
|A.J. Lockard |
Response to Re: The Queen
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, as the titular head of state of Canada (at least as far as Canada is a constituational monarchy), is about as Canadian a symbol as you can get.
Not sure I understand the symbolism of putting a rifle - an outdated service rifle - on a "wounds badge" intended for service after the year 2000. Perhaps you can explain the symbolism, Kevin. I understand the Taliban did use SMLEs in their fight against the Red Army as the Mujahadeen; perhaps you want to recognize the award as an "Enemy Marksmanship Medal" by putting enemy weapons on it? But I don't see how that becomes a Canadian symbol - certainly not "more Canadian" than H.M. Queen Elizabeth, who as has been pointed out earlier in this thread, is the Colonel-in-Chief of several branches/regiments of the Canadian Forces. In essence, she holds rank as a member of the Canadian Forces in addition to being a nominal head of state.
- Re: Canadian Symbols - Kevin Green on Sep 18, 2008, 12:35 PM
- Insights - Michael Dorosh on Sep 18, 2008, 1:47 PM
- Support - A.J. Lockard on Sep 18, 2008, 1:51 PM
- Re: Support - Anonymous on Sep 18, 2008, 5:40 PM
- Monarchy - Gord Bennett on Sep 18, 2008, 7:26 PM
- Symbols of Monarchy - Alex Itenson on Sep 19, 2008, 7:14 AM
- Wings - Ken Joyce on Sep 20, 2008, 1:42 PM
- Allegiance - Alex Itenson on Sep 20, 2008, 5:54 PM
- Wings - Ken Joyce on Sep 21, 2008, 5:42 PM