Saskatoon gathers on Remembrance Day
Thousands of people packed Saskatoon's Credit Union Centre today to remember fallen soldiers and pay tribute to those currently serving in the Canadian Forces.
At least 9,000 people filed into Credit Union Centre for the Remembrance Day ceremony. Those in attendance ranged from veterans who served during the Second World War to members who recently returned from Afghanistan.
6,432 - First World War
4,934 - Second World War
40 - Korean War
12 - War in Afghanistan (includes one soldier from Big River who served with U.S. Army)
Lt. Cole Janett just got back from a four-month tour in Afghanistan, where he was training border police. He is the last soldier in the North Saskatchewan regiment to serve in Afghanistan.
He hopes young people at the service will be inspired.
"There's a group of people out here that strive for a greater good and maybe they see something too that they want to join one day," he said. "I know when I was even younger, in my cadet period, I looked up to the people out there. And it was a big part of me joining the forces and doing what I do today."
For Ruth Bond-Martinson, her memories of service go back further in time. She was a cook in Halifax during the Second World War and has vivid memories of VE-Day.
Replay today's Saskatoon Morning live chat below about Remembrance Day.