Time of reflection on what our soldiers endured

Millions of Canadians will wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom.

On as many occasions as possible, say "Thank you" to a veteran, honour those who have served and respectfully acknowledge those who continue to sacrifice for our freedoms and serve in military and protective services.

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Remembrance and gratitude is a year-long commitment; think about veterans on more occasions than November 11.

Often I reflect upon the life and the physical as well as the emotional conditions of a soldier and the ones who serve to ensure that our freedoms are protected. I'm grateful for their sacrifice of personal comfort, because their daily toil during times of conflict and peace have added to the quality of life we all experience.

During Remembrance Day ceremonies, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in honour of all who have fallen.

As we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in service, recognize the courage of those who still serve. In Romans 13:7 (KJV), it reads, "Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour." God bless Canada, God bless Saskatchewan.

See Mayor Bob Maloney's Remembrance Day message here.

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