Across the country, Canadians are gathering on Sunday to pay Remembrance.
Ceremonies are taking place in several meeting places. Here in Regina, one of many taking place is at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park.
“When we do celebrate Remembrance Day, we recognize that we need to honour our veterans and our past so that in the future, we don’t repeat these things,” said Elizabeth Engel, Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets in Regina.
The Cenotaph service will feature a special commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, which will be run by the cadets.
For Engel, it’s vital the public know about Saskatchewan’s involvement in war.
“That’s why we really put a focus on having the cadets lead the ceremony this year because we want to encourage other youth to take an interest in such events because we need to make sure that that history doesn’t get forgotten.”
At the national level, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in France, the country’s Minister of Defense will represent him at ceremonies here.
Harjit Sajjan will attending Remembrance Day proceedings on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill this Sunday.
Trudeau, along with more than 60 world leaders, is in Paris, honouring the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.