As Remembrance Day approaches, ANAVETS and the Grande Prairie Legion are both holding ceremonies to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Those taking part in the outdoor ceremony will start the day at 10:30, with staging and breakfast the Holy Trinity Church, before a parade finishing at the Jubilee Park Cenotaph where a full service, including a moment of silence will take place.
Meanwhile, at the Bonnetts Energy Centre, ceremonies are scheduled to begin with a Colour Party Parade and continue in the afternoon at the legion from 12:30 to 5:00 with lunch and awards ceremonies.
First Vice President of Unit 389 Lorne Scobie says annual Remembrance Day events like these are important for the community, especially for young people.
“It’s important for the younger generations to realize that the freedoms they have today, people fought and died for them, young people have to realize, that is the cost of freedom.”
“If we forget, and don’t honour them, the ones that didn’t come home, they died in vain.”
Scobie adds that he hopes for a good turnout, and for everyone to bow their heads in silence for two minutes on the 11th.