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Military Museums' Remembrance Day service honours the fallen

Last Updated Nov 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm MST

Wreaths laid outside Calgary's Military Museums.

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Thousands of Calgarians gathered at the Military Museums to pay their respects for those who have served and continue to serve our country.

Thousands of Calgarians gather for a Remembrance Day ceremony in Calgary, Nov. 11, 2018. (PHOTO: Jenna Hamilton, 660 NEWS)

 

This Remembrance Day marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War when close to 61,000 Canadians died in combat.

Service members carried an empty coffin with a Canadian flag draped around it, as a tribute to those who still haven’t made it home.

Doug Stinson, General Manager of the Military Museums and a Veteran, said the day is to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“For me, it’s remembering all the people I served with, it’s remembering all the people who gave their lives for Canada. It’s very poignant.”

Stinson served for 32 years.

Veteran Mike Scott served for 38 years. He was impressed with the size of the crowd.

“Having had two grandfathers in that war (WW1) and all kinds of relatives in the second war. This is just awesome to see people coming out–some have no military background–they’re still out here to support those that went ahead of us.”