There Is A Land
Her gates both East and West,
Then is it strange that we should love
This Land, Our Land, the best?
The above lines of verse are taken from a poem written in 1920 by John Almon Ritchie, a lawyer in Ottawa. They are inscribed on the stone entrance way to the center block of the Canadian Parliament Buildings and express a patriotic pride in, and love of, this great country. Not possessing Mr. Ritchie's eloquence, I'll simply state that I'm blessed to live in one of the greatest and and most free countries in the world, and forever grateful to those who have served to keep it so. Happy Canada Day, everyone!