Marc Bence/for metro edmonton
Provincial politicians took time out of their caucus meetings in the legislature yesterday to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
In a service held at legislature’s rotunda, about 250 veterans, students, politicians and residents paid their respects to honour those who gave their lives during the World War I and II, the Korean War, and the many United Nations, NATO and coalition missions abroad.
"Their heroism echoes throughout our lives as we enjoy those freedoms," Premier Ed Stelmach said in a speech during the service.
"To ensure their sacrifices are never forgotten ensures who we are as Albertans and what we will become."
Veteran Bob Storrier, an 82-year-old who fought in World War II, says services like yesterday’s give him the opportunity to reflect.
"It’s amazing that so many of us are not doing so well," said Storrier.
"There are a lot of guys that I know that are in veteran hospitals, but they all have their own thoughts about Remembrance Day."