I am proud to be part of Operation Legacy, in which members and graduates of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program 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.
I was born missing my right leg above the knee, and have learned to overcome this challenge thanks to programs put in place by amputee veterans of The War Amps.
I am thankful for war amputee veterans because they have helped pave the way for amputees in Canada. Because of them, the limbs we use today are much more sophisticated and adapted to our daily needs and activities. Even more importantly they fought for our country and our freedom. I am thankful for all they have done to make sure Canada remains a peaceful country.
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.
Kylie Besplug, Lethbridge