Mr. J. H. BLACKMORE (Lethbridge):
Mr. Speaker, I assume that all members of the house feel much as I do at the present time, that this is a moment for prayer. All must feel deeply grateful for the protection which the all-Father has given our people; the protection which has enabled us to stand against the apparently invincible forces which confronted us in 1940, and to persevere even until to-day, when it is our privilege to return the attack.
We must feel gratitude also for the miraculous way in which allies have been brought
to our side whose timely assistance rendered it possible for us to survive and whose help, still afforded us, will enable us to prevail against our enemies.
I feel that we all are deeply filled with supplication for the protection of our boys, as far as that may be, and for their success in the arduous task which they now are essaying; and we also, I know, are possessed with the desire to implore the Almighty that we at home may be able to perform our tasks in a way which will make us worthy of the noble boys who represent us overseas.
Subtopic: INVASION OF WESTERN EUROPE