Volunteers still needed to stand in Decoration Day ceremony
Regina RUSI is inviting civilian volunteers to stand as sentries with military for Decoration Day on June 5.
A military changing of the guard ceremony, similar to what occurs at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, is set to take place on June 5 at the Regina Cenotaph in Victoria Park. A sentry guard of six will stand around the cenotaph, in honour of veterans and their service for Decoration Day.
That guard will be made up of four citizen volunteers alongside two military sentries from the Canadian Armed Forces. Between noon and six p.m., the civilian guard will change every 15 minutes, allowing for a total of 96 members of the public to take part.
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Back to video A military changing of the guard ceremony, similar to what occurs at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, is set to take place on June 5 at the Regina Cenotaph in Victoria Park.A complete list of One Seattle Day of Service events can be found here .Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll helped with the hard work.national holiday just days away, now's a good time for a quick refresher in case you want to be prepared to explain the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day to your kiddos! Memorial Day, which falls on May 30 this year, and Veterans Day both serve as opportunities to honor those that have served in the U.
A sentry guard of six will stand around the cenotaph, in honour of veterans and their service for Decoration Day. That guard will be made up of four citizen volunteers alongside two military sentries from the Canadian Armed Forces. To learn more about the event, visit. Between noon and six p. Aragon saw a big turnout in Pioneer Square for a big cause.m., the civilian guard will change every 15 minutes, allowing for a total of 96 members of the public to take part. Memorial Day Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, after being proclaimed by General John.
The Royal United Services Institute of Regina (RUSI) is also set to unveil two more pedestals from their ongoing history project on the day, and two Hawk jets from 15 Wing Moose Jaw will perform a flyover before the guard begins its parade. "The bottom line for today is getting the neighborhood spic-n-span, clean," organizer Chris Woodward said. Brad Hrycyna, retired army major and president of the RUSI, said this is the first year the organization has planned this kind of event, but the hope is to make it an annual ceremony. Serving in Remembrance Day events is a special honour within the military, he said, and it’s incredibly unusual to have ordinary civilians standing in ceremony with serving military. “We hope that civilians that do this also feel pretty special about it,” said Hrycyna. This year, about 4,000 people signed up to help and that's the most Woodward said they've ever seen. “We don’t know of any place else that’s doing this. Though, family, friends, and fellows had already been paying their respect to fallen soldiers in various locations, especially in battle sites and in the birthplaces and hometowns of the soldiers themselves.
” The RUSI is , as well as staff volunteers to help facilitate the event. Hrycyna said already around 70 people have signed up from across the province. "Attitude is everything, always, you know, and we have the opportunity to command our attitude, you know, and one is here, it's helping out and just lending a hand. Advertisement 3 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Adults and youths are welcome to apply, the RUSI website says, and volunteers can wear what is appropriate for the occasion and weather. Arrangements can be made for volunteers unable to stand. The mayor said it's an exciting time for Seattle as the city moves ahead to do just that. It was first observed on Nov.
Most who have expressed interest in taking part in the ceremony want to recognize military service in the past, present and future. “It’s pretty impressive,” said Hrycyna. “It’s in respect for the veterans, but for some it’s for family members, in respect for those who have served. We want a clean city.” Decoration Day was the original day of remembrance in Canada when it was conceived in 1890. The June 5 celebrations moved to Nov. Celebrating Modern-day observances of Memorial Day and Veterans Day are often celebrated nationwide through events featuring live music, fireworks, marching bands, and military air shows, but also on smaller scales, including community block parties, family get-togethers, and backyard barbecues.
11 in 1931 and it became Remembrance Day. These people said they believe in the next generation of Seattle and better days ahead. Many veteran legions, including those in Regina and Moose Jaw, still mark Decoration Day by holding ceremonies and visiting graves of veterans to place Canadian flags. Those services are often out of the public eye, said Hrycyna, which is part of what makes this event different. “What we wanted to do is make sure that remembrance isn’t just a one-day-a-year event,” said Hrycyna. "It's just really important for us to instill in our kids a sense of community and obligation to help others," Aragon said. “Our big concern is that right now, there are very few Second World War and Korean War veterans, and they’re not able to tell their stories anymore. Plan a block party with your neighborhood, or a family barbecue Find a way to connect with or include a veteran or their family in your celebrations.
“And so we’ve got to step up and make sure that what they accomplished, what they sacrificed, hasn’t and won’t be forgotten.” The news seems to be flying at us faster all the time. From COVID-19 updates to politics and crime and everything in between, it can be hard to keep up. With that in mind, the Regina Leader-Post has created an Afternoon Headlines newsletter that can be delivered daily to your inbox to help make sure you are up to date with the most vital news of the day. .