People across Canada took time today to honour the men and women who sacrificed their lives, or continue to serve this country.

In Keewatin, the legion held a Remembrance Day ceremony. Children from St. Louis performed In Flanders Fields during the ceremony. The poem turned 100 years old this year. Principal at St. Louis Trudy Cederwall says before the legion's ceremony they held their own in the school.

"The students know how important this is to everybody in that gym. When we're at that assembly it's quiet. It's 50 minutes of showing respect. We have parents who have come and grandparents and they are always amazed at how silent and respectful the students are," she said.

The poem, written by Canadian John McCrae, is one of the most popular and most quoted poems of the war. It was also the topic of Cathy Giroux's sermon. She talks about a new interpretation of the final stanza where we are asked to take the torch.

"What our soldiers were fighting for was peace. I really liked the idea of passing on a torch and not a sword. Canada has been known as peacekeepers and we're all to be peacemakers," she said.

Similar to Kenora and Keewatin, in Dryden, people marched to the Dryden cenotaph to lay wreaths in honour of those who have fallen. Many who looked on also wore the symbol of remembrance, the red poppy.