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Arms of Canada - Wikipedia

The motto for Canada is, A Mare Usque Ad Mare, you see, it is Latin from the Old Testament of the Bible taken; Psalm 72:8 "He shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth"(I like it !) So, since 1921 it has been Canada's motto "from sea to sea" we touch the Pacific, Artic, and Atlantic (that's neat you must admit !) I have never figured out why the motto should not be, "from ocean to ocean to ocean" the country would with pride awaken; but what does this girl know in reality. The motto represents a country with open doors, we have beautiful forests, mountains, wilderness and ocean shores; Canada is a country of unity and diversity and we have great beer ! Our borders accept all who need a safe haven from wars, we are a country of peace keepers from sea to sea; of course, I am proud and bias because I am lucky to be born here ! ______________________ January 08, 2022 Poetry/Rhyme/A Mare Usque Ad Mare Copyright Protected, ID 01-1420-005-08 All Rights Reserved, 2022, Constance La France Written for the Standard contest, Latin Lessons sponsor, Margarita Lillico, NA, Judged 02/17/2022

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Date: 1/10/2022 4:31:00 PM
Lovely patriotic poem. I may be moving there some day ... or night. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the contest, Constance. Hugs, Bill I stayed in a castle at Chateau Louis in Alberta for a week just before the Winter Olympics, great skiing and friendly poeple. It was a fam trip when I owned a travel agancy in the mid 80's. Seems like about a hundred years ago. lol
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Date: 1/11/2022 6:31:00 PM
Bill, thanks for the compliment, you would love living in Canada, and yes the people are friendly and very polite, we say sorry even when we did nothing to be sorry for, lol and hugs ~friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/8/2022 2:44:00 PM
love the detailed information in the first stanza and your tribute to your country in the second, would love to visit Canada one day|!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/9/2022 12:23:00 PM
Jan, thanks for the compliment on my poem (I need to rhyme it now). You would love Canada it is really a vast beautiful country with friendly people, hugs ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 1/8/2022 2:32:00 PM
And bias (or should I say proud) you should be, Canada is a beautiful country with beautiful people.
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Date: 1/9/2022 12:24:00 PM
Mark, thanks for the visit, I am proud, I should include that (think I will). Canada is a beautiful country, from sea to sea ~ friendship and poetry _Constance