Manitobans got together a century after the Armistice of First World Вар

Manitobans got together a century after the Armistice of First World Вар

An agreement between the Allies and Germany was made a century ago, on November 11, 1918. On that day people laid down their weapons showing that the war was over.

On Sunday, thousands of residents of Manitoba got together to show what they remember and show their respect to all the people who showed their courage in the war, and thanks to whom they can live freely now.

Janice Filmon (Manitoba's Lieutenant Governor), Brain Pallister (Prime Minister) and Brian Bowman (Winnipeg Mayor) laid wreaths. Representatives of Canadian Government, veterans groups and police joined them in laying wreaths.

97-year-old second world war veteran Bill Neil was present at the ceremony. His grandson said he is very proud of his grandfather because otherwise he would not live in peace.

Cadets Camilla Opida and Samantha Macalipay took part in the last march. The cadets said it was a great honour for them to take part in the ceremony, and they understand how hard it was for the soldiers to leave their homes and to go to the war. They left their families, their children, realizing that they might never see them in the future.

Summing up the war, it was said that about 650,000 Canadians took part in the First World War. 

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First World War ceremony November 11