On the 11th day of November at the 11th hour, Regina bowed it’s collective head and remembered.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.#LestWeForget #nousnoussouvenons #CanadaRemembers pic.twitter.com/jf5uexzp8j
— David Boles (@DavidJBoles) November 11, 2018
Residents of the Queen City gathered at the Cenotaph and the Brandt Centre for a special service, one which marked the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.
Many young people were in attendance at the ceremony, which a local scout leader noted was for an important reason.
“It’s been many years and we can see a lot of veterans in wheelchairs. Sooner or later, you won’t see them anymore and they’ll be missed. ,” said Paul Eng. “We don’t want them to be missed. We want them to be remembered.”
Their presence was also noted in the cadets, scouts, guides and families in attendance, something Regina-Wascana MP Ralph Goodale took notice of, too.
“That was excellent.”
But for one of the chaplins at Sunday’s service, James Balfour, it’s about taking the time to mark occasions where we can celebrate veterans sacrifices.
“We still have a number of veterans from Afghanistan, but it’s important for us, in a free and democratic society, to know that remembrance isn’t a job, it’s a privilege.”