Saskatoon remembers the Battle of Dieppe
Local community members came out today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Dieppe in Saskatoon.
"Some of our World War Two vets are still living in the community and we want to give them our thanks," said Barb Biddle, president of the community association.
"All the streets out here are named after different battles or personnel that were in the war, so here we are on Dieppe street."
Although Biddle wasn't in the war, both of her parents fought in it and built their home in Montgomery Place, which was developed for veterans in 1946.
"I'm proud to say that I'm now living in the house that my father built," she said.
Chuck Will, who was an aero mechanic during the Second World War, said he's honoured that people are still interested in his story and the stories of many of his fellow veterans.
"I think it's great that people in the community still remember the veterans. I'm very honoured and greatful that so many people are taking an interest in this," said Will, who met his wife in the airforce.
"We'll celebrate our 67th wedding anniversary on the fourth of this month."
Out of 6,000 soldiers that fought in the battle, about 5,000 of them were Canadian.