The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 will have a trilogy of events during Remembrance Day tomorrow.
They'll begin the busy day with their annual march from the Legion into Memorial Park and gather around the cenotaph for a 9 a.m. service.
"Anyone who would like to parade with us can form up at the Legion about 15-20 minutes prior to that," John Griffin, public relations officer for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, said.
After the service at the cenotaph, veterans, legion members, cadets, first responders, and the general public will head to the Swift Current Comp. High School for another service starting at 10:50 a.m. For those unable to attend but would like to watch, can do so on YouTube.
"I truly believe Remembrance Day can be an inspirational and healing day," he said. "It's different for everyone. Their personal experience with it, whether they were the individual who served, their spouse served, or a relative served, or maybe they don't have any connection to the military and Canada's role in various conflicts but it's definitely very important that we respect and honour those who do so much for our country."
The Legion will host a luncheon at 2 p.m. to put a bow on their biggest day of the year with Griffin providing a presentation for those in attendance.
Canada began Remembrance Day in 1921, however, it was called Armistice Day in honour of the agreement signed between the Allies and the German Empire that ended WWI. It also fell on the Monday of the week of November 11.
Ten years later, the day was changed to November 11, and Remembrance Day, the name also came to life.
"It's very important not just this day but every day to remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country," he said. "It's the least we can do to take the time out of our day to come take in a service, thank a veteran and shake their hand, and think of all those who have served and sacrificed for our country."
Since Confederation about 118,000 Canadians have given their lives during service for Canada with 113 from Swift Current residents in WWI and WWII.
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