Friday, July 4, 2008

From the torch is "Why we fight". You should read the whole thing from the Windsor Star

"These soldiers see things and do things that we can't comprehend," said Maureen, who set up "Boomer's Legacy" after her son's death to raise funds back home so that other soldiers serving in Afghanistan could continue those kinds of personalized efforts. The military lawyers said it wouldn't be acceptable for civilians to raise money and partner soldiers to carry out humanitarian assistance, but just-retired Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Rick Hillier told them to make it happen anyway.
This foundation has been developed to aid the women and children in Afghanistan, and in doing so we will honour all of our soldiers who have served there, especially those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“Boomer’s Legacy” is named in remembrance of Corporal Andrew James Eykelenboom, a Canadian military medic who was killed by a suicide bomber in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan in August 2006 at age 23. While serving in Afghanistan, Andrew (known to his friends as “Boomer”) recognized numerous opportunities for assisting the Afghan people through the distribution of medical supplies, educational material, books and warm clothing. In small, personal ways, Boomer and his comrades felt they were able to make a special contribution to bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. Boomer’s Legacy has been created to further these accomplishments.

Now, no non sense about the mission. What to help the Afghans? GO MAKE A DONATION!

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