Chemainus’ Grace Johnson observes a moment of silence. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus’ Grace Johnson observes a moment of silence. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus amputee helps carry on War Amps legacy

CHAMP Johnson reinforces the message of remembrance

Grace Johnson, 10, of Chemainus recently paused for a moment of silence at a cenotaph to commemorate the veteran members of The War Amps.

On Remembrance Day, Johnson is proud to be part of Operation Legacy, in which members and graduates of The War Amps Child Amputee Program help carry on the remembrance message.

The War Amps was established more than 100 years ago by amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new reality.

They then welcomed the next generation of amputee veterans following the Second World War. Today, the association continues to assist all amputees across Canada, including children and veterans.

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