Canada's fallen heroes, and those still around, were honored on Saturday at the annual community Remembrance Day ceremony, hosted by the Estevan Legion at the Estevan Comprehensive School.
"I was quite happy to see the amount of turnout. The school was packed for the first part of the service and the wreath laying as well," shared Legion Past President Troy LeBlanc.
He attributes the increase in numbers to the marking of the anniverasries of several historical events.
"What with it being the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge and Pachendale, and next year it's going to be the anniversary of the end of the war, it's kind of starting to ring in people's memory of what was actually done in those years."
"It's one thing that we cannot ever forget...why we lost so many people during the First and Second World Wars, as well as Afganistan and Korea," LeBlance expressed.
The ceremonies included, as always, a color party, poems, and a video presentation, as well as hymns of the service, national anthem and more. Things concluded in the ECS courtyard with the wreath laying service, Air and Army Cadets providing the cenotaph guards.