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Remember our Veterans

Heroes Remember

Remember our Veterans

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You know I remember, it’s very close to when my accident happened as well. It was November 21st so ten days after Remembrance Day so that time of the year I get to the point where I am reminded of my injuries because of the anniversary of it but it’s just a reflection of where I’ve been and where I am now and I remember people I have served with and people that are here, people that are gone. And you go back to just remembering what happened in WWII and all the Veterans there and there’s not too many of them left anymore so that’s what I think. It’s important for the youth today too to remember and to be taught what went on back, you know, during WWI and WWII and now through Afghanistan and everything of what sacrifices had been made by Canadians to be where we are as a country.
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Each Remembrance Day, Mr. Feyko thinks about the importance of reflecting on Veterans and the sacrifice each one gave in their service for our country.

Michael Feyko

Mr. Michael Feyko was born July 12, 1970 in Windsor, Ontario. Immediately out of high school, Mr. Feyko joined the military and held rank of private with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. He attended battle school in Wainwright, Alberta. First deploying to Norway, Mr. Feyko then continued on with tours to Cyprus and to Somalia. Realizing his true passion was to be a jumper and following his desire to gain a career with Search & Rescue, Mr. Feyko found himself back in Canada with the SkyHawks attending many air shows across the country. While in Edmonton, Mr. Feyko was involved in a parachute accident where he was left with a lifetime injury. With major injury to his body, Mr. Feyko rehabilitated himself back into civilian life and in 2000 a decision was made for medical discharge. With great determination and desire to continue life as it was prior to his injury, Mr. Feyko was inspired by the Soldier On program and assisted as coach of the Team Canada Golf Team leading them to five medals at the Invictus Games held in Toronto, Ontario September 2017. Now married and with a family, Mr. Feyko enjoys a career as a PGA golf pro and continues to train golfers who are part of Soldier On in preparing for the next Invictus Games to be held in Sydney, Australia.

Meta Data
Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
September 29, 2017
Duration:
1:01
Person Interviewed:
Michael Feyko
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Location/Theatre:
Canada
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Canadian Airborne Regiment
Rank:
Private
Occupation:
Infantry

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