December 10, 2018

Government House Hosts Saskatchewan Wall of Honour

The Saskatchewan Wall of Honour will be on display at Government House in Regina from December 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

The Wall of Honour depicts the stories and pays tribute to 15 Saskatchewan soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest award for valour in war time.  It was first unveiled during this year’s Day of Remembrance ceremonies at the Saskatchewan Legislative building, as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice marking the end of the First World War.

“As one of Saskatchewan’s most historic sights and top tourist destinations, Government House is the ideal place to host this inspiring display of genuine Saskatchewan heroes,” Provincial Military Liaison Greg Lawrence said.  “I encourage young and old to come view the display and to learn about the deeds of these brave Saskatchewan citizens that helped preserve our freedom and democracy.”

Creation of the Wall of Honour was a collaborative effort of the Provincial Capital Commission, the Royal United Services Institute of Regina, Canadian Military personnel and employees of the Ministry of Central Services.

The Wall of Honour will be put on permanent display in Room 218 at the Saskatchewan Legislative building following the exhibition at Government House.