I am not the type that hang awards or academic credentials on my walls but I feel really thrilled to receive this brief recognition form the Office of Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman (french). So, with permission from the Office, let me share my thank you note with you. My small hope is to inspire more people to try to help veterans by keeping an eye on issues important to them and hold our new Canadian government accountable when necessary “without waiting to be asked” (to quote U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson’s 2011/09/11 tribute (CBC video) at the town of Gander, N.L.).
Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman
Hello Mr. Lam,
We wanted to sincerely thank you for your time and efforts to share our Facebook pages in hopes of raising awareness of Veterans’ issues. We wholeheartedly agree that it is important for Canadians to know about the issues facing our Veterans, and that they must be honoured and supported for the sacrifices they have made for our country. Your efforts will surely have an impact on the visibility of Veterans’ issues year-round.
For more information on the last five years at the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman, under Guy Parent’s mandate, and some of our plans for the way forward, please read our latest report, My Five Years as Veterans Ombudsman: Narrowing the Gap for Veterans and their Families: http://ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-us/ombudsman/guyparent-2010-2015
Again, we greatly appreciate your efforts on behalf of Veterans and their families!
Office of the Veterans Ombudsman
Kempton’s Note: On the 2015 Federal election night, Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau closed his speech with, “this is Canada, and in Canada better is always possible“. I think we can help make Canada better by helping our veterans or any other issues dear to our hearts (e.g. helping to welcome Syrian refugees in big or small ways we can).