A Veteran’s Point of View
As we come to Christmas, we should all stop for a moment to think about the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who are serving at home and abroad, while you are sitting down to your Christmas dinner here in Canada, all safe and sound. They are far from home and many are in harm’s way protecting you. For many, it will be a Christmas they will never forget.
I served overseas during Christmas and I will always remember that Christmas. We were a small group of 550 Canadians half a world away from home. We made it our special Christmas. We felt so Blessed to have those few short hours together away from the lines.
So, to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen and Women: “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay safe and come back soon to Canada. You are doing a great job. Our prayers are for you and your safe return to Canada.”
From Robert Simpson
I would like to say that our Veterans and Families Support Group had a wonderful dinner at Dimitar’s. Thank you — JJ, Maritza and Dimitar’s. Speaking of our group, our next meeting will be at First Baptist Church Thursday Jan 19th at 7:00pm. Also to the group: Thank You for helping drive the people home with the food hampers on Dec 21st. I know a good number of people were thankful for the ride.
I wish to also mention that Bill C-55 kicked in this past Oct. It helps the older Canadian Veterans become middle-class income earners. For about 3,500 of them, it is a big boost in income. We hope that Ottawa will make this a permanent income and not to cut people off at age 65.
To anyone one wishing to learn more about our group, please feel free to contact me at 519-627-4037 or e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are all learning to heal together and we have fun as well. So, please come check us out at First Baptist Church at 99 Thomas Ave here in Wallaceburg, Ontario. You just turn onto Napier off of Margaret Avenue and go to the end of the street.
LEST WE FORGET