Released on November 8, 2023
This morning, Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer joined dignitaries, Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, and public servants for the annual Service of Remembrance for the Public Service, paying tribute to those who have served and those who gave their lives in times of war. This year also marks 70 years since the Korean War armistice and the 150th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
"Today, we honour past and present Canadian service members and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms," Harpauer said. "This service shows our commitment to never forget those who fought and still fight for our national safety. We are eternally grateful to them."
The service took place in the Legislative Building Rotunda. Following the service, the Deputy Premier laid a wreath at the Saskatchewan War Memorial located west of the Legislative Building on Memorial Way. The memorial lists the names of Saskatchewan's fallen service people from the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, the War in Afghanistan, and peacetime and peacekeeping operations across the globe.
The Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial, managed by the Saskatchewan War Memorial Committee, is a website to commemorate Saskatchewan citizens who lost their lives in war. The site features more than 11,000 war casualties and their stories and complements the physical war memorial. Find out more about the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial by visiting www.svwm.ca.
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