Celebrating VE Day in Regina

It was on May 8, 1945 that the Allies accepted Germany’s surrender bringing an end to World War 2 in Europe.

At the Saskatchewan War Memorial on Friday  Premier Scott Moe and Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty along with his wife laid a wreath to commemorate the 75th year anniversary and remember all of those from Saskatchewan who were lost.

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(Picture: Premier Scott Moe/Facebook)

Events are happening across the country today with most of them being virtual because of COVID-19.  In Regina, the president of the local chapter of the Royal Canadian Legion Ron Hitchcock and three others played the bagpipes at 3 PM.

“We had a tribute to the bagpipers who led troops into battle.” Hitchcock said. “Something some may not know is that until 1996, they were considered a weapon of war because they would stir the troops to follow and it would scare the hell out of the enemy.”



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