The 105th annual Remembrance Day Service will be taking place today (Saturday, Nov. 11) at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
Attendees are asked to be seated by 10:30 a.m., with the service starting at 10:45 a.m. with the singing of the national anthem. This year’s service will be conducted by Reverend Doug Shepherd.
The Saskatchewan Dragoons will be the honour guard at the cenotaph this year, and members of the Moose Jaw Band City Band and Moose Jaw Vanier Collegiate Choir will be performing.
Co-Chair of the Remembrance Day Services, Roy LaBuick, said he hopes that people attend. “It’s important to remember on November the 11th, the sacrifice that all of our veterans past and current have made for our country.”
“It’s more than just World War I, World War II. It’s all the peacekeeping missions, Bosnia, Afghanistan, the men and women that are currently serving today - they're doing the job of protecting our country, and I think it’s very important to take some time on the 11th of November to reflect and remember the sacrifice that our military members make on a daily basis.”
During the service, there will be a silver plate collection for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Fund. Funds collected will go to assist local veterans in need in Moose Jaw.
After the service, there will be a free, adults-only light lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59 on High Street. It is open to both military and non-military personnel.
If you wish to donate to the Poppy Fund after Saturday, you can visit the branch office at 268 High St W, or call them at 306-692-5453.
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