To the last comment:
It's true the Member of the Legislative Assembly represents two towns. And Remembrance Day Services are held at the same time in both. Also true , the Riding Assistant is logical replacement when MLA is not available.Failing that, the Town's Mayor may also represent the Province in official capacity.
It's not petty, it's protocol. The question is legitimate.
Everything that happens has happened before.
Stuff that happened in the UK in the second war comes back to mind as we talk about current hostilities.
UK government immediately formed a coalition. For all intents and purposes, politics were suspended.
Propaganda went into high gear.
Under no circumstances could national security ever be subject to political exploitation.
Treason became a word familiar.
All that kept German tanks from rolling into the U.K. as in every other European country, was the English Channel .
Tanks were not amphibious. Amphibious vehicles were developed for invasion of Europe five years later, along with Bailey bridges.
The Irish were not conflicted. England was not their mother country. German u-boats found
harbour in South Ireland. Irish nationals were not considered aliens..Ireland did not declare Itself to be part of the axis.
Everyone had an identity card...... ration books..... gas masks.
Windows had to have blackout curtains. Air raid wardens patrolled the streets and shouted obscenities that could likely be heard in Berlin, at the slightest chink of light.
Children were punished for failure to carry the gas mask at all times.
Except for the obvious, certainly most of what happened during the war was written about after.
Government lied if it had to, or to be precise, withheld the truth.
" Walls have ears" "Loose lips sink ships" were warnings on walls.
People had to believe the government knew what it was doing at all times.
No matter how long it took, defeat was never contemplated which is bloody amazing.
I can't believe the business discussed by important government officials on talk show TV these days.
The American President , arguably Leader of the Free World , is undermined a hundred times an hour every day of the week.
Everybody knows better than he does how to protect the American people.
My God, they have private militias organized in Oregon ,ready to take over the government if need be.
We learned about them during the O.J.Simpson trial , along with "planted"evidence.
The cop who retired and went where good old boys go, to prepare to protect the homeland from the government.
My experience in the second world war is maybe what made me a skeptic.
I have trouble believing Dr Ben Carson is or was a brilliant brain surgeon. I find myself speculating why he iretired.
As for Donald Trump... Dear Lord, who needs enemies with friends like that and so many others who believe the Donald would make a good Commander -in -Chief.