Some Calgary residents enjoyed a long weekend, but for others it was business as usual Monday.
Remembrance Day fell on a Sunday this year, making Monday an extra day off for some employees.
Traffic was lighter during the morning commute, yet school buses were still on the road because it wasn’t a day off for most Calgary children. Calgary Transit was running on a normal Monday schedule.
Jayaraj Nataraj had the day off work, so he picked his five-year-old son up from school. He said he wished his child had the day off too in order to prepare for a big Hindu celebration.
"We have a Devali celebration tomorrow, so it's a festival night tonight," he said. "It would be a great if he was at home today."
Parent Bonnie Sutter said she had the day off work, but that is not what Remembrance Day should be about.
"I don't think the soldiers said I'm going to go on Tuesday instead of Monday because I want an extra day."
Many Calgarians commemorated Remembrance Day on Sunday by attending services across the city and observing a moment of silence to honour the men and women who have served Canada. The Military Museums' hosted one of the largest local services with about 7,000 people in attendance.