We couldnt help but notice the patriotism displayed by most members of the public there. Flags the size of suburban houses in the UK regularly flown at Half mast on news of casualties and lots of bumper stickers even in non military areas. What really caught the eye was the ramp ceremonies when returned KIA were played on just about every TV channel available live for the whole ceremony. The country stopped and paid its respects. You get a feel of the depth of feeling when this is the first war since Korea where Canada hasnt worn the UN badge. I also suspect that these are the first war casualties that have been repatriated. I know a little about the policy as My Grandfather a Canadian is a war graves resident. I visited his older brother an 88 year old ex Cdn Gren Gds Sgt, now living in a Veterans hospital. The level of care and attention to their veterans quite frankly puts us to shame! Makes me wish all the more for something better here!