Calgarians on Saturday will be gathering at a number of locations across the city for Remembrance Day ceremonies to honour those who served.
It's a day that is important to every Canadian, said Tammy Wheeler, executive director at Alberta-NWT Command of the Royal Canadian Legion.
"It is the day where we can all stop and take a minute to remember the sacrifices made by Canada's veterans on our behalf. We must all remember that the freedoms we all enjoy are not free and that many veterans have paid the ultimate price in the service of Canada," she said.
That legion will host a service starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Across Calgary, other ceremonies will take place to commemorate the occasion.
Thousands of knit poppies were on display at Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in downtown Calgary to mark Remembrance Day in 2018. (Justin Pennell/CBC)
King's Own Calgary Regiment
The full unit parade will take place at the 137 Battalion Memorial in North Glenmore Park, and is set to start at 10:15 a.m.
On Saturday, Studio Bell will be observing Remembrance Day. The centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be a service starting at 10:40 a.m., featuring Central Alberta Chamber Players, bagpiper Bill Hawes, and singer-songwriter Steve Jevne.
Field of Crosses
This ceremony, at 200 Memorial Dr N.W., will pay special tribute to the anniversary of the Battle of Ortona and the Italian Campaign. Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.
The Hangar Flight Museum
Located at 4629 McCall Way N.E. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and the museum requests that everyone is seated by 10:15 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. start time.
The museum is also accepting donations to the Veterans Association Food Bank as well.
The Military Museums
The Military Museums at 4520 Crowchild Trail S.W. will have a ceremony on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., which will also be live-streamed on the museum's Facebook page.
Canadian Pacific Memorial
A ceremony will honour veterans at CPKC's Memorial Square, located at CPKC's head office at 7550 Ogden Dale Rd. S.E., beginning at 10:45 a.m.
Calgary Highlanders Remembrance Day parade
The Calgary Highlanders Remembrance Day parade will take place at Central Memorial Park from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Flags at all City of Calgary facilities will also be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sundown on Remembrance Day.