Folks in the Swift Current area can once again gather together to remember and honour those who served and sacrificed for the home they know and love today.
Remembrance Day is set to feature some in-person events this Friday after a long two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
However, Public Relations Officer for the Legion Branch 56, John Griffin, said the cenotaph parade is still to be live-streamed this year for those at home to watch, thanks to Ryan Switzer and Flying Fox Media.
“He's done it the past couple of years here," Griffin said. “I'd just like to thank him for doing that. It's greatly appreciated by everyone at the Legion.”
He added thanks to all of the members of the local branch, including their office manager, for the hard work they’ve put into planning and setting up this year’s events.
Early Friday morning is the parade from the Legion Hall to the cenotaph, followed by a later luncheon featuring guest speakers Chris Garner and Riley Sharp.
There will also be a service at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School around 10:30 a.m.
“It’s important for today's younger generation to learn about our veterans and about remembrance in general,” Griffin said. “Because without their courage, devotion to duty, sacrifice and heroism, we would not enjoy the freedoms we do today. They gave their todays so that we could have a tomorrow. And the remembrance is also about our responsibility to work [towards] the peace that they fought so hard for, and that they gave their lives for.”
He added that remembrance is not just about those who gave their lives, but all those who served, sacrificed, and endured the hardships of the various conflicts.
Anyone who would like to take part in the events tomorrow but are unable to attend can join via live-stream.