Local responders are on top of disasters while it takes state and federal officials arrive many hours to many days later. Yet, we continue to see more and more layers from the top levels of the chain of command on down to us.

There are tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of people who would be proud to have this license plate on their vehicles. We feel that those people deserve the opportunity to buy that flag, to buy that tag and have it on their vehicles.

CTV News is primed to offer extensive coverage of this important event. We're pleased to have the opportunity to bring it to Canadians in High Definition.

We want to avenge the loss. We're not used to losing - at this, at least.