More Canadians making a point to mark Remembrance Day this year
A new survey suggests more Canadians are making a point to mark Remembrance Day this year.
The poll commissioned by Historica Canada indicates the percentage of Canadians who plan to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies has climbed to 41 per cent.
That's a boost of two per cent over last year, and 14 per cent over 2016.
The data indicates that the jump could be because of the dwindling numbers of remaining Second World War veterans.
88 per cent of respondents said they think it's important to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies while the oldest vets can still be there.
Anthony Wilson-Smith is the C-E-O of Historica Canada.
He points out that the youngest of those who served in the Second World War are now in their mid-90s.
He says this is the time to say thank you and commemorate their service.
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