The cold weather didn't stop a crowd from taking in a Remembrance Day service at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park in Winnipeg this morning.

Retired Captain George Glade said it warms the heart seeing people come out to Remembrance Day services each year.

"They haven't forgotten," he said.

Glade said he served in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment for 40 years. Glade said he served in Canada but he's got a lot of friends who went to overseas and didn't return. His father also served in the Second World War.

Bailey Palamar is a journalism student at Université de Saint-Boniface. She said she's been attending the Remembrance Day service at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park for the past few years.

"I find some times in our lives we become disconnected from what has happened and what is still happening, and it's important to recognize that there are people that have gone out and made sacrifices for us, and people (who) continue to do so," she said.

Palamar said she was recently reading historical letters from Canadian soldiers at war.

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"I can't imagine, personally, going off to war like that. People my age and younger, they just enlisted and a lot of them died. I can't imagine doing that. It's amazing to me that people did that," said Palamar.

This year's Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.