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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy 140th Birthday to The Royal Canadian Mounted Police!

Last week, Google Doodle had a small reminder that the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) have been around for a long time~One hundred and forty years to be exact! The original North West Mounted Police came into being at that time, and later merged with the Dominion Police to form what we now know as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), or The Mounties.

As Canadians, there is much to be grateful for, and to be proud of. The RCMP is a symbol that has long stood for what was good and right. Anyone who has lived in a rural area of Canada will be familiar with the RCMP policing until today.

Both in Canada and abroad people are familiar with the bright red coats and distinctive hats that make up the dress uniform. One of the most popular ceremonial events involves the members of the RCMP in their bright red coats on their beautiful horses as they perform the famous RCMP Musical Ride!

For those who may not have seen it~Here is a bit of the Musical Ride...

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