Tomorrow is Remembrance Day.
For over 100 years, Canadians have paused to recognize and honour the contribution of generations of men and women who have served our country and the world during times of war, military conflict and peace.
The value of their sacrifice is not lost on today's younger generation.
"We had so many soldiers die for us and for our freedom," said Alicia Bueckert, a Grade 11 student at Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler.
"It's really important to acknowledge that and remember that we have the freedom of choice, we have all these different things. It's a really important day to remember all the veterans, everyone that fought for us, and countries that we fought against even. Because we have to remember just because we fought against them doesn't mean we're enemies, doesn't mean that we have to fight and that this happened and that a lot of innocent people died. With that, we can remember and learn from our past."
Gideon Giesbrecht is a Grade 12 student at W.C. Miller Collegiate in Altona.
"Remembrance Day to me is a very important day where we honour the sacrifices made by all Canadians from the past in the wars to protect our freedoms and just give us the liberties and the life that we have now."
Remembrance Day is important to Bueckert personally because of her connection to families who have lost members to war.
"And that's really, really hard. We need to remember the families that did lose people, families that lost freedoms in the wars. There's so many things that we just need to remember. It's just a very heavy, very important day to remember," she said.
Bueckert feels her education was lacking in this area.
"In grade nine, ten and eleven, it was briefly talked about. But we didn't go in depth about anything, which to me is kind of funny, because we talk about freedom, we talk about all these different things. Yet, we're not really taught everything that happened."
Giesbrecht uses an historical quote to make his point.
"Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. So, I think that one big part of Remembrance Day is learning the mistakes that were made on a global scale that led to these conflicts and these unnecessary but very important sacrifices that were made. And really just to remember and commemorate all the lives lost and all those struggles that these people went through so that they weren't in vain."