Oh my gosh! A canadian posting about something canadian and not american politics! I'm shocked.
So, let me derail this...
An ancestor of mine, who happened to have the same name as I do, died at the Battle of Frenchman's Creek defending Canada* against the invasion by the US on November 28, 1812. They damn well oughta remember, commemorate, and erect a statue for that war!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Frenchman's_Creek
"The Battle of Frenchman’s Creek took place during the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States in the early hours of November 28, 1812, in the Crown Colony of Upper Canada, near the Niagara River. The operation was conceived as a raid to prepare the ground for a larger American invasion. The Americans succeeded in crossing the Niagara and landing at both of their points of attack. They achieved one of their two objectives before withdrawing but the invasion was subsequently called off, rendering useless what had been accomplished. The engagement was named, “the Battle of Frenchman’s Creek” by the Canadians, after the location of some of the severest fighting. To contemporary Americans, it was known as, “the Affair opposite Black Rock”.
The battle site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1921."
*At the time of the American Revolutionary War, my great, great, great, great grandfather's family were loyalists, and his wife's family were American patriots. Must have made for interesting Thanksgiving Day dinners!
My g-g-g-g-grandfather's family had to skedaddle to Canada when they lost. And that's how that ancestor of mine came to be fighting for Canada. If I lived in Canada, I could put UE after my name.
I didnt know Canadians did that kind of stuff.