A young Okotokian amputee recently paid tribute to a local war veteran.

Eight-year-old Frank Ulloa visited the Okotoks Cenotaph and had a moment of silence ahead of the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

It was part of the War Amps' Operation Legacy, where members of their Child Amputee (CHAMP) program recognize war amputees who founded the program and laid the way for future generations.

Frank's moment of silence was in recognition of Alex Glowa (1918-2009).

Frank Ulloa RemembranceFrank Ulloa paid tribute to Okotoks veteran Alex Glow (Photo courtesy of The War Amps)

A media release from the War Amps describes his military service during WWII.

"Mr. Glowa, of Okotoks, enlisted in the Army in 1938 and completed his training with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. After transferring to England, he joined the South Saskatchewan Regiment. His unit saw action in Normandy, France, first at Caen and then at the Falaise Gap, where he was wounded by shell fragments and lost his leg."

The CHAMP program provides help to young amputees and their families in a number of ways, including financial and social supports.

Frank has been a member since he was six months old.

More information on The War Amps and the CHAMP program can be seen on their website.