MEMBERS of the Canadian Armed Forces and the first turbaned Sikh cadets in the Royal Military College of Canada took part at the annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony which took place on Sunday, November 9 at the military grave of Canadian WWI hero, Pvt. Buckam Singh, in Kitchener, Ontario.
The ceremony, organized by SikhMuseum.com on behalf of the Sikh community and now in its 7th year, takes place every year at the only military grave in Canada of a Sikh soldier from the world wars. It is the largest annual gathering of Sikh soldiers and veterans in North America. Sikhs from across Ontario gathered to pay tribute to the service and sacrifices of the Canadian Armed Forces and celebrate the Sikh military tradition by honoring veterans.
Officer Cadet Saajandeep Singh Sarai one of the first turbaned cadets in the 138-year history of the Royal Military College of Canada and Sikh veteran Sergeant Gurmit Singh Saroya, Indian Air Force, saluted at Pvt. Buckam Singh’s grave.
Major Richard Silva, Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Southern Ontario, laid a wreath at Pvt. Buckam Singh’s grave.
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