Say­ing thanks to the troops

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

As the com­bat mis­sion in Afghanistan tran­si­tions into other mil­i­tary ac­tiv­i­ties, the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion would like to ex­tend a heart­felt thanks to those ser­vice men and women, and their fam­i­lies, who have served with dis­tinc­tion and sac­ri­ficed on be­half of Cana­di­ans dur­ing these past sev­eral years.

Their con­tri­bu­tion to the well-be­ing and care of an­other coun­try’s pop­u­lace is a tremen­dous re­flec­tion of Canada’s ef­forts to­ward main­tain­ing global peace and we are proud of the way you have rep­re­sented us.

Words are not enough to con­vey how grate­ful we are for their com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion.

As a na­tional en­deav­our, I am en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal branches to hold ap­pre­ci­a­tion events for vet­er­ans of the Afghanistan mis­sion this com­ing Au­gust, in or­der to re­mem­ber those who have fallen, thank those who have re­turned and to cel­e­brate how proud you and your fam­i­lies have made us to be Cana­dian. Pa­tri­cia Varga is Do­min­ion pres­i­dent of The Royal Cana­dian Le­gion. She writes

from Ot­tawa

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