Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tim Horton's - we stand on guard for thee

Laurie Mustard of the Winnipeg Sun reports that:
Winnipegger Matt Podolas, 23, got an extremely pleasant surprise Sunday night at the Canad Inns family holiday celebration.

Back home on holidays amid working six months at the Tim Hortons at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, the Canad Inns employee was being recognized for his contribution to our Canadian troops by Canad Inns president and CEO Leo Ledohowski.

After presenting Matt with a Canad Inns gift, Leo read Matt the following letter: (edited for length).

"Dear Matthew,

"It is with great pleasure that I extend my personal greetings to you on the occasion of your 23rd birthday and your return to Canada from Afghanistan.

"I am certain that our servicemen and servicewomen greatly appreciate the work you and your colleagues do to provide them with the comforts of home while they bravely serve our country abroad.

"I would like to personally thank you for your decision to help out in Kandahar. Your efforts are commendable and I wish you the best as you prepare to return to Afghanistan later this month.

"Once again, please accept my best wishes for a wonderful celebration spent with friends, family and colleagues.

"Sincerely, The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada."
Only in Canada!

Thanks to Tim Challies for the link.

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