One of the most important parts of becoming a new Canadian is learning about and honouring our nation's veterans. Learning about the sacrifice and contributions of so many Canadian's who supported the war effort.
Yesterday I explored the Veteran's Gallery at the Lashburn Centennial Museum. Katy Berg was my guide and she mentioned a 99 year old veteran in Lloydminster who she thought would be a good person for me to connect with. To my surprise, this young-at-heart man even recently recorded a podcast and he still enjoys playing golf once in a while! Vernon Marlatt was born in 1922 and as a young man he was stationed in Halifax during WWII.
In towns all over Saskatchewan you can see memorials honouring the veterans from each town who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
I would like to extend a very special thank you to Vernon Marlatt for sharing his story. Meeting you has added a new level of appreciation and gratitude for my adopted country and for the people who gave everything for this country.
We will remember them.