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Remember, Remember, November 11th

Posted: November 9, 2017 by Jonathan Fader in UTKM General News
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In 2 days time, most of the commonwealth will be remembering the fallen soldiers who fought and died for their country, a cause, or even a dream.

The Last Post is used by Commonwealth military funerals and ceremonies commemorating those who have been killed in war

When I grew up it was a staple part of November, to wear a poppy leading up to the day. Receipt or see someone receipting In Flanders Fields, To look at military heritage and the contributions of my Nation during WWI & WW2 and to contemplate whether or not we will ever have peace.

That was when I grew up, even then people seemed to have much stronger identities bother at a personal level and national level. Nowadays, violent protestors, loud dissidents and confused young people yell and scream and call you a racist or a bigot if you show any national pride or support for the military.

Don’t get me wrong. There is some merit to their misguided nature. Unlike the World Wars, though more particularly WW2, most modern wars were not really about freedom, they were about politics and resources. Sometimes we sit in our ivory tower that is the 21st century and snub our noses at the ancient world and their wars, forgetting that we are no different. The only difference is that it has evolved from bows and Arrows to bullets and cruise missiles but we are still fundamentally at war for the same reasons as they were most of the time. Politics and resources. So their anger towards the government and the military’s blatant disregard for the people of this world is justified.

However, and I said a big However. This does not mean you get to erase such days from our culture because you see it as warmongering. It’s not about war it’s about remembering the fallen and those who sacrificed.

Revisionist history is ok only when new facts or evidence were discovered, and the history books legitimately need to be updated. Revisionist history is NOT ok because you do not like some aspect of history or because you do not understand the concept of historical context. Who are you, Stalin?

Erasing history for the sake of ideology, politics or simple misguided stupidity is disgusting and wrong. On top of that, again, remembrance day is not about the governments and their wars, it’s about the soldiers. Thos who lived and died, Suffered and

Erasing history for the sake of ideology, politics or simple misguided stupidity is disgusting and wrong. On top of that, again, remembrance day is not about the governments and their wars, it’s about the soldiers. Thos who lived and died, Suffered and sacraficed.

You don’t have to agree with why the soldiers are fighting or who they are fighting or even what they died for, But they sacrificed their lives, their time and often their families.

Remembrance day is about the people, who served, only to be forgotten, ignored and thrown to the gutter. Governments in the western world in many cases find it far too easy to drop support for veterans and soldiers because the general populous doesn’t care . Thus they ignore those who sacrificed for political gain. The governments find it far too easy to forget what the right thing to do is, all in the name of getting elected next term.

In the end, it’s the people who are forgotten, Not the governments. Forgetting history is a disaster. The fact that most people I know barely know it, is already bad enough. But to allow a day such as a remembrance day to slip from our culture is beyond reprehensible.

Yes, I too would like a world without war, but that day is not today and will not be tomorrow. So in the meantime, don’t be childish and disrespectful to those who sacrificed and remember, remember the 11th of November and what its really about.

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UTKM Online Store Coming Soon

Posted: August 13, 2017 by urbantacticskravmaga in UTKM General News
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UTKM Online Store

Coming soon

UTKM Products will be offered via a third party Seasonal Store. While this year it is late, our goal is to offer a variety of Branded UTKM Products to both students and the general public. The goal is to open up season stores 3 out of the 4 seasons, Summer, Spring and Fall/Winter. Each Season will offer seasonal Appropriate Apparel.

How it will work:

Each season or just before each season the Store dates will be listed and the store will be open for the selected period. ALL orders will be taken only during this time. Once the store is closed orders will be processed by the third party company and all orders will be shipped to UTKM HQ. If you are a regular student or are able to pick up your order in person no additional charges will occur. If you are ordering from out of the Metro Vancouver area or are unable to be contacted you will be contacted by UTKM staff for additional shipping costs at which point UTKM will mail you your items. UTKM will only keep a few items of each in stock after the store closes, if you do not buy when the stores are open you may have to wait until next season to get them.

The Steps Broken Down

  1. Seasonal Store dates announced and items listed.
  2.  The store opens for a limited time and orders are placed
  3. Orders are processed and shipped to UTKM HQ

Then:

  1.  You pick up your orders in person at our Richmond Facility OR;
  2. You will be contacted by UTKM for additional Shipping costs and after being paid will have the items shipped to you.

Please Read the following Carefully:

  1. ONCE THE STORE IS CLOSED THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FROM UTKM, PLEASE ORDER WISELY.
  2. ADDITIONAL FEES WILL APPLY TO ALL OUT OF TOWN ORDERS
  3. LIMITED STOCK WILL BE KEPT ON THE SEASONAL ITEMS ONCE THE STORES HAVE BEEN CLOSED.

Summer Season Items:

  1. UTKM T-Shirts (Uniform)
  2. UTKM Tank Tops (Uniform)
  3. UTKM Branded Hats
  4. UTKM Branded Duffel Bags
  5. UTKM Branded Shorts
  6. UTKM Branded Women’s Leggings

Photos to Come.

Fall/Winter Season Items:

List to come.

Spring Season Items:

List to come.