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Army Life is a Good Life

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Army Life is a Good Life

Well, I would love to be able to motivate the young people today and to say that, you know, there is a good life for all of us and we have to make the right choices and those choices today are really easier because you have a tremendous array of things that we have to set our sights on. The army is very interesting. It gives everybody a chance to... covers every aspect of your whole life. Your social life can be involved within the army’s perspective. You can work at a trade that you can do in civilian life as well as during army life. So there’s, the only difference is you can have a social life that you can live, you have an army life that you could live, or a military life that you can live, so there really is not much different. It all depends on how your life is geared and how well you’re being motivated. And I am one that has experienced both and there is a beautiful life involved with one that would like to get out and see the rest of the world how the rest of the world looks at one another, what we can get to better ourselves by finding a job that we like to do and be trained for it. There are a lot of Veterans today who are living and experiencing good thoughts, good memories at what their contribution has been over the years that helps them to make them feel that they are proud to be an honest Canadian citizen. That they have given of themselves not only to their own family, which is important, yes, but to be proud of yourself what the outside has done for you and what you can do for them is what many of the presidents and your leader in England that once said, “What you can do for your country is more important as what you can do for yourself.”

Mr. Daniels provides a positive message to youth about accepting a career in army life.

Welsford Daniels

Mr. Daniels was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 14, 1920. In 1923, the family moved to Montreal where his father was employed with the CNR. Mr. Daniels joined the Reserve Army in 1939 and served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals during the Second World War. His work in the army involved repairing all types of electronic equipment for all the communications, and staying close behind the front lines to report casualties of war. After his service, Mr. Daniels attended Sir George Williams University in Montreal and graduated with a degree in commerce. His love for sports led to extensive travel throughout the world. In 1986, Mr. Daniels retired from a career as manager of the Immigration and Manpower Department and later moved to Ottawa.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
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Welsford Daniels
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Second World War
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