Re­flect on sac­ri­fices vet­er­ans made

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

I am a mem­ber of The War Amps Child Am­putee (CHAMP) Pro­gram, and its Op­er­a­tion Legacy, which is made up of mem­bers and grad­u­ates of CHAMP who are ded­i­cated to teach­ing the younger gen­er­a­tion about the im­por­tance of re­mem­brance.

Am­putee vet­er­ans started The War Amps nearly 100 years ago, and later cre­ated CHAMP to share their knowl­edge and as­sis­tance with us. Op­er­a­tion Legacy al­lows us to hon­our them and carry their legacy into the fu­ture.

This year marks the 70th an­niver­sary of the end of the Sec­ond World War. This Re­mem­brance Day, it is im­por­tant for Cana­di­ans to re­flect on the sig­nif­i­cance of this an­niver­sary and the sac­ri­fices vet­er­ans made so we could live in a free coun­try.

We should all wear a poppy to show our ap­pre­ci­a­tion for our war vet­er­ans, and pray for peace.

Liam Hickey is an Op­er­a­tion

Legacy mem­ber in St. John’s

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