What happened to Canadian History, that we don’t recall historic dates, yet if asked about American conflicts or events around the globe we might recall dates, places and people very clearly.
The Canadian Week of Remembrance is reaching its final stage. Families turn their thoughts to countrymen and women that fought and lost their lives at Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, the efforts in World War II at Juno Beach, Dieppe and more modern conflicts
A muddy, brutal place in Belgium, during the fall of 2017 – that is Passchendaele. A place where Canadians paid the ultimate sacrifice. Four thousand soldiers died and twelve thousand were wounded. It is now one hundred years since Passchendaele.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele during World War I became conflicts that defined what Canada could do in battle. These are names and events that should be respected. It was a different time when the call came out for young men to enlist and help King and Country.
Our veterans have a different face now, than then. Please make an effort to observe Remembrance Day.
Regina will have two services tomorrow.
The Brandt Centre opens at 9 am. The public should be seated at 10:15 am – the Service begins at 10:30.
The Cenotaph at Regina’s Victoria Park will begin at 10:40 am with Cadets marching from the Royal Canadian Legion. The Service begins at 10:50.