Friday marks the ninth anniversary of the event in Saskatoon
The city’s largest mosque in the city, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at’s Baitur Rahmat, hosted several hundred men, women, and children, all intent on hearing the words of a Korean War veteran named Colin Clay.
This is the ninth anniversary of the event which is part of a national movement of Muslim remembrance. Clay has spoken at the mosque every year.
“We give thanks to those that served and those who died but we also have to look to the future because, as I say, war is not glorious; war is horrible,” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by Mubarak Syed, the spokesperson for Saskatoon’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at branch.
“We want to make sure that we are part of it and show our love, our respect and our care to men and women who offered ultimate sacrifices to bring this great country to us today that we so much cherish and honour,” Syed said.
Prayers for peace
Many Muslims outside of Canada fought under British rule and the community remembers them in the same way other Canadians remember their ancestors.
“Many of those families who are actually descendants of [Muslim veterans] have come to Canada to settle and they live in Canada now,” said Syed.
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