Appreciating our military heritage

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I am a member of The War Amps Operation Legacy, which consists of young members and graduates of the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program who are dedicated to preserving and commemorating Canada's military heritage by teaching younger generations about our nation's wartime history.

I have had the privilege to learn about Canada's military heritage and also know what it is like to live without a limb - a strong bond that I share with war amputee veterans. CHAMP was started by war amputee veterans and I want to give back to those who have given me so much.

Operation Legacy was created to ensure that the sacrificial actions of war veterans are not forgotten, meanwhile teaching people about the freedom they were given by these actions. Operation Legacy pays tribute to those who left before us, and left after the war. We are able to do all of this by giving presentations and donating War Amps documentaries to libraries and schools. We also participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies.

I encourage all of you to learn more about Canada's history by means of The War Amps Military Heritage Series documentaries, which can be ordered at

Matthew Handrahan,

Operation Legacy Member,


Organizations: Child Amputee, War Amps Military Heritage Series

Geographic location: Canada, Charlottetown

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