| Aug 11, 2011

Photo: Gary Rosenblath and Gordon Spicer allonwith Pine Meadow administrator Bonnie George and the troops.

Pine Meadow Nursing Home residents Gary Rosenblath and Gordon Spicer wanted to show their support for Canadian troops and the Afghanistan mission, so they arranged for all of the staff and residents in the home to sign a Support our Troops flag.

Then it was a matter of getting the flag to the troops. The troops are more mobile than some of the Pine Meadow residents, so when they were contacted at Petawawa, some of the troops who have recently returned from the now completed Afghanistan mission decided to pay a visit to Pine Meadow.

So, a contingent arrived on Thursday afternoon, August 4. They received the flag and spent a couple of hours visiting with the residents and eating a cake that was prepared by Pine Meadow staff.

The troops talked about their time in Afghanistan and the period of adjustment they and the military as a whole are going through now that the mission has been changed into an advisory and training exercise.

They were invited to come back to Pine Meadow any time.

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