Happy Birthday Wishes
Canada, on your 150th anniversary, I wish you a very happy birthday. As I was born on Canada Day in Dryden, Ont., after the Second World War, I feel a particular bond with you, my homeland. Although I am half as old as you are, every year, all of Canada celebrates our common date of birth. I thank God for our country where we are free to speak, sing, worship, work and play as we wish. May the God of hope fill this our homeland with joy and peace.