Students from the Yorkton Regional High School were planting tulips for the Royal Canadian Legion Alexander Ross Branch #77 on Oct. 8.
In spring, those tulips will grow as part of a celebration, to commemorate the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II. Across the country, 1.1 million tulips are being planted to honour the 75th anniversary of the liberation on May 5, 2020. The number was chosen to recognize 1.1 million Canadians who served in WWII. The tradition of commemorative tulips began in 1945, when the Dutch royal family sent 100,000 in recognition of Canada providing shelter to the future Queen Juliana, and they have continued to send tulips every year since.
Students planted tulips both at the city cemetery and the cenotaph on Darlington St.