I’m grate­ful for their sac­ri­fice

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

I am proud to be part of Op­er­a­tion Legacy, in which mem­bers and grad­u­ates of the War Amps Child Am­putee Pro­gram (CHAMP) pass on the Re­mem­brance mes­sage to the younger gen­er­a­tion. As Re­mem­brance Day is fast ap­proach­ing, I would like to pay spe­cial trib­ute to all men and women who have served in Canada’s mil­i­tary, and es­pe­cially those who lost a limb or limbs in war.

As a young child I lost my leg due to cancer, and learned to over­come this chal­lenge thanks to pro­grams put in place by am­putee vet­er­ans of the War Amps.

I am in­cred­i­bly thank­ful for the work our war am­putee vet­er­ans have done to im­prove the lives of civil­ians and fel­low vet­er­ans who live with am­pu­ta­tion or other dis­abil­i­ties.

On Re­mem­brance Day, please take a mo­ment to re­mem­ber those who have and con­tinue to serve. We com­mem­o­rate their lives and share their sto­ries so that their sac­ri­fices will never be for­got­ten.

I am in­cred­i­bly thank­ful for the work our war am­putee vet­er­ans have done to im­prove the lives of civil­ians and fel­low vet­er­ans who live with am­pu­ta­tion or other dis­abil­i­ties.

Shel­ley Churchill

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