Dedicated to my parents, Jaroslav and Zdenka Tmej of Toronto. My parents fled their homeland of Czechoslovakia after World War II in the wake of the Communist takeover. While building a new life for themselves in Canada, they continued to support the fight against Communism in Czechoslovakia and other lands. They still work tirelessly to ensure the next generations understand the sacrifices they made, the hardships they endured, and the pain and suffering of those left behind.
Canadians need reminding that freedom and democracy are not to be taken for granted.