IDF wishes Canadians 'happy Canada Day' via Twitter

July 1, 2013 20:40

With a picture of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and his Canadian counterpart, the IDF acknowledges its strong ties to Canada.

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Benny Gantz and Thomas J. Lawson

Benny Gantz and Thomas J. Lawson. (photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)

The IDF took to their official Twitter account on Monday to wish Canadians a happy Canada Day, which is celebrated by Canadians every July 1st.

Also attatched to the Tweet was a picture of the IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz beside  the Canadian Armed Forces' General Thomas J. Lawson, emphasizing the positive relationship between the two armies.

The IDF and the Canadian Armed Forces have always had a good relationship, and Canada has always been an important supporter of Israel, and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird made that clear with his several visits to Israel just this year. He was even quoted saying that "Israel has no greater friend than Canada."

Canada Day is celebrated every July 1st, marking the anniversary of when Canada's three colonies united as one, into a single country called Canada, within the British Empire.

The holiday is celebrated in Canada as well as by Canadians abroad with parades, parties, and dressing in the colors of the Canadian flag: red and white.

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