Cenotaphs in some cities across Canada now include the Afghanistan war, but that hasn’t happened in Regina yet.
Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said there have been no discussions yet, but he would certainly support the concept.
“I think it’s a great idea, I mean these people are fighting to defend our freedoms and they deserve the recognition and all that we should be giving any veteran,” Fougere said.
The city maintains the cenotaph in Victoria Park but any decisions about changing or updating the monument would be up to Veterans Affairs and the Royal Canadian Legion.
“We would be very supportive of that and I know in Halifax they’re moving that way,” he commented.
The mayor said it would be important to engage the federal government to see if that’s part of a plan to honour our veterans.
“The issue is to honour the local veterans, but also nationally as well. So it’s meant to be a national expression of support and encouragement.”
The main Remembrance Day service in Regina will begin at the Brandt Centre at 10:30 a.m. but people attending the ceremony are asked to be in their seats by 10:15 a.m. An outdoor memorial service will be held at the cenotaph in Victoria Park starting at 10:45 a.m.