Rory Joe Koopmans, B. Admin., Independent Candidate, Edmonton-Centre
April XVIIIth, MMXV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative Candidate, Calgary-Elbow
One of the hardest things for Premiers & Prime Ministers & opposition leaders have to do is to send in police &/or armed forces units into a crisis situation. Examples would include when Premier Redford had to send in emergency personnel into the flood zones of southern Alberta or when Premier Stelmach had to send in firefighters & rescue folks during the Slave Lake fire. The stress is in not knowing if these emergency responders will ever come back alive. Example given: the IV (4) Mayerthorpe RCMP officers killed in trying to take down a violent offender.
A common theme here at The Saturday Presidential Buzz comments at Executive Dissertations is just how hard it is as the Chief Executive or Military Commander-In-Chief is having to send young men & women into war to die during your tenure as President, or leader of any nation. A former United States Navy Flight Officer during WWII, President George H. Bush knows its hard but like other Presidents but that at times its required & yet at the same time knows that young folks sent inII combat who died won't have a have to start up family's of their own or see their own family's grow up. The President expresses this sadness in a rather eloquent speech to armed forces personnel.
"To all who mourn a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend-I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation, for your loved one served his country with distinction & honor."
January XXth, MCMLXXXIX (1989)-January XXth, MCMXCIII (1993),
Source: XLIst President Of The United States Of America George Herbert Walker Bush, Republican-Texas & Rory Joe Koopmans, Independent Candidate, Edmonton-Centre.