If you hear our three radio stations (AM 1190, Magic 103.5, and BIG 106) go silent at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, November 11th, don't be alarmed. We are not off-air. This is our way of honouring those who have given their lives for the freedom of all Canadians.
At that time, there will also be a moment of silence at the Royal Canadian Legion Number 47.
The Weyburn Legion will be holding Remembrance Day service indoors once again this year in the upper hall.
Board Member Jerry Ponto said they will begin their program at 10:55 a.m.
"We do encourage people to certainly come down early and get situated because we do like to be on time. We have a commitment to do the benediction right at 11:00, and the moment of silence right at 11:00, so we appreciate people coming in early and getting situated."
Guests from all levels of government will be in attendance, including the federal government, the provincial government, civic government, and a number of other dignitaries representing the RCMP.
Ponto pointed out that this is the 150th anniversary of the RCMP, who also vowed to serve and protect, so they will be honouring the RCMP as well.
This year's Silver Cross War Mother is Clair Kuhn, whose son Corporal Richard Kuhn will be the guest speaker at the event.
After the service, Ponto noted, guests will then, "retire to the lower hall for the War Mother's Luncheon, and to pay a few more tributes to her and just get together for some fellowship and camaraderie on that Day of Remembrance.
He added the Dignitary Wreaths will be placed at the Cenotaph after the ceremony with the help of the 5th Weyburn Scouting Group.
"We're extremely grateful for the assistance provided by all the community groups, all the people that sell poppies, people that distribute poppies as well as taking part in making sure the ceremony and the day's events go smoothly."
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