August 2, 2021
For Immediate Release
On this New Brunswick Day, let us celebrate our “stubborn strength” and unrelenting sense of community. These are the attributes which have got us through the worst of the pandemic. As poet Fred Cogswell wrote in a poem that he simply called New Brunswick, the soil in which we have taken root together is not soft, but like the hemlock and oak that grow slowly, we endure, “And all our beauty is our stubborn strength.” The challenges of the past 17 month have been many, and mercifully the tragedies have been limited. Thanks to each and everyone, and to all of those on the front-lines working tirelessly to keep the coronavirus at bay.
We have all taken root together in this land we call New Brunswick. And we must be ever vigilant to embrace each other, in our sense of community, affirming all on this New Brunswick Day, and everyday.