It's been 100 years since the end of the war that led to Remembrance Day and people nation-wide are getting ready to mark the solemn occasion.

Battle River-Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson represented the Government of Canada at a memorial held at Vimy Ridge, site of one of the most important battles of World War One.

"When you stand at Vimy and just see that, I call it sacred, ground there, it was a game changer as far as World War One was concerned," he noted. "And it was a game changer as far as our country being recognized around the world."

"When you think of where we've come from since the First World War and even before that, boy, you realize that what we appreciate today was paid for at a very high price," he added.

More than 650,000 Canadians out of a population of about seven million fought for Canada in World War One and some 61,000 were killed. Sorenson wonders if we would have the same commitment today.

"Are we involved to fight for freedom and for liberty and peace? Are we ready to fight for democracy? Are we ready to fight for rule of law?," he asked. "How big will the losses be, has got to be something that governments consider, but I think Canada has, regardless of the government in power, been one that has helped out allies and stood shoulder to shoulder with them."

Sorenson will attend a Remembrance Day ceremony in one of his northern riding communities on Sunday.

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