A veterans support group says the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War serves as a sombre reminder of the dangers of war.
Military Ames will honour veterans in Kimberley Sunday with the second ceremony at the new cenotaph.
Facilitator Cindy Postnikoff says families don’t just remember soldiers from the World Wars, but battles happening around the world to this very day.
“When they called it ‘The War to End All Wars,’ they did that because there was people who felt that it would lead to the destruction of the sorts of governments and attitudes that caused the war,” Postnikoff says. “The war ended, but the fighting has not stopped.”
Postnikoff says the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War is a reminder of the conflicts still happening worldwide.
“There was such jubilation when the armistice was signed, but here we are,” Postnikoff says. “We still have soldiers coming home, broken in mind and body.”
Postnikoff says she’s honoured to recognize the community’s veterans.
A full list of Remembrance Day ceremonies throughout the region can be found here.
– Cindy Postnikoff, Facilitator – Military Ames