Veterans across the country are being recognized for their sacrifices during Veterans’ week this week.
In Regina, the Royal Canadian Legion is holding a week`s worth of events, including museum tours, a steak night, and ending with services of remembrance at the Brandt Centre and Victoria Park Cenotaph.
Ken Eskdale, President of the Regina Royal Canadian Legion, says it’s important to remember fallen and injured soldiers.
“Hopefully we never have an incident like the first or second world war again,” Eskdale says. “We do have some wars right now, for example, Afghanistan. We have Canadian personnel over there, some have not come home and some have come home injured or maybe with some other problems.”
People may show their respects by purchasing a poppy from the Royal Canadian Legion.
Ken Eskdale, President of the Regina Royal Canadian Legion, says every dollar they raise stays in Saskatchewan.
“This year in 2017, through the donations of the public via the poppy fund, we were able to give $150,000,” Eskdale says. “We gave $100,000 to the Regina Hospitals foundation, and the other $50,000 to the Saskatchewan Cancer Clinic.”
Veterans’ Week was first recognized in Canada in 1995.