Remembering WW II: new television series about Sask. vets premieres

A new television series premieres featuring 17 Sask. World War II vets telling their stories.

17 Sask. vets of Second World War tell their stories

World War II veterans gathered at the provincial legislature building to see the premier of a new television series profiling Saskatchewan's war veterans. (CBC)

World War II veterans gathered at the provincial legislature on Tuesday for the premiere of a video series documenting a special part of Saskatchewan and Canadian history.

Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember features 17 veterans from the province who served during the war. 

The project is intended to preserve the province's military heritage, before those who participated in the war are gone.

"Now they're dying at the rate of close to a hundred a day, so another three or four years you won't have this opportunity to capture some of the experiences that they had," said 92-year-old veteran Reg Harrison.

John Malani, 94, is one of the veterans featured in the series.

"The military history of Canada is an important part of the history and they're going to teach history. They must include it. It's that simple," he said.  

The series will be broadcast on City Saskatchewan, the province's educational broadcaster. It will also be used as educational material in schools.