A week ago we started to look into the Afghanistan Interpreters that were with our troops and helped them out so much saving their lives along the way with out a doubt with their local knowledge and lay of the land.
A small group of them on the run from the Taliban have fled to other Countries leaving their families behind due to death threats.
Today I met with one that was shot by the Taliban but was fortunate enough to come to Canada. His wife though is still not here in Canada.
He told me of two more that he knew which are in hiding which brings the total to 6 now.
These men were “Honourary Canadians” the moment they signed up to help us out and it is imperative that we do everything in our power to bring them here to Canada.
We certainly do not want a world-wide reputation of turning our backs on those that helped us out in Afghanistan, this is quickly turning into a national and world-wide embarrassment.
Please share this story and ask your MP what they are going to do about it, we are compiling a dossier on the 4 that we know about, and will forward this to Federal Government M.P’s when completed.
They may be born in another country but they are “Canadian Heroes” for their actions.
We are looking for any soldiers that were on task force 3-09 ROTO 8 that may have transitioned through FOB Wilson. If you did or know anyone that did please have them contact us, thanks. You can send us an email to infoatcanadianheroes.com ( replace the “at” with @ )
A very proud moment for all, as once again we are donating a memorial vehicle to a veteran.
The very first car that started our memorial vehicle programme has been donated to John McGrinder CD.
Canadian Heroes Memorial Vehicle #1 (CH#1) has traveled over 200,000kms across North America, it has been at the beginning of parades, taken soldiers to the Daytona 500, and stood guard over countless of ceremonies, funerals and other events.
CH#1, has been honoured to be driven by Silver Cross Mothers, and other family members of our fallen during parades, and so many other functions we could write a book about the duties she has seen.
John is honoured to be the recipient of such a gift and looks forward in carrying on her proud traditions and roles across Canada.
If you see John give him a wave or salute!
The students and staff of Assiginack Public School in Manitowaning, ON showing their support for Canadian Armed Forces Members on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Members of the Grade 2/3 class are holding letters to spell out Peace on Earth, in recognition that so many of our service men and women are serving away from their families this holiday season, and if there were Peace on Earth, they could be home!
Students in the Grade 2/3 class are currently partnered with CAF Members serving both at home and abroad through a program I call Op Flat Stanley, which sees members of the Army, Navy and Air Force agree to be penpals with a student for the entire school year. This year they have 23 “Stanley Handlers” serving in Canada, the Middle East and Europe. Their school community donated treats to ensure that each of the Stanley Handlers that are deployed away from home will receive an “Op Troop Support” box of goodies – a little “Merry Christmas from Manitoulin Island” to remind them that they are thought about every day by their Grade 2/3 friends.
A big thank-you to Heather Jefkins the Grade 2/3 Teacher of Assiginack Public School, all staff, volunteers, community and students for this great display of love of country and our soldiers.