|Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers/Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld|
God bless Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, defender of Parliament, defender of order and good government.
When the islamist terrorist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau sought to unsettle our national government, a man stepped up and ended the threat with decisive force.
Our country owes the Sergeant-at-Arms a great debt of gratitude and respect for defending our elected representatives. He might be the last one to call himself a hero. Nevertheless, Kevin Vickers' bravery represents what is best about Canada and Canadians.
Kevin Vickers: a real sergeant-at-arms.
The word sergeant is derived from the Latin serviens, which means "servant". Other sources have the word originating from Medieval vulgar "Serra Gente" meaning the veteran foot soldier equipped with a long pike who would march on the sides of the infantry company, keeping the men in tight ranks.
The sergeant-at-arms carries the mace, the symbol of the authority of the House, in the daily parade into the House of Commons chamber.—Wikipedia.