The Red Deer Public School District celebrated Remembrance Day virtually Thursday, with a 35-minute video shown across the district. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Public School District)

The Red Deer Public School District celebrated Remembrance Day virtually Thursday, with a 35-minute video shown across the district. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Public School District)

WATCH: See the Remembrance Day video made by Red Deer students

Students and staff at Red Deer Public Schools commemorated Remembrance Day with a virtual ceremony shown division wide Thursday.

More than 12,000 staff and students watched the 35-minute video honouring veterans and, in particular, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

“Our Remembrance Day video has a strong Red Deer connection, with all our schools participating in the production,” said community relations director Bruce Buruma.

“We showcase Red Deer landmarks that were used during the wars, with details from local historian Michael Dawe.

“We honour Red Deer public students who served in World Wars I and II. Throughout the presentation, we showcase amazing student art with Remembrance Day themes.”

Buruma added the video, in part, also tells the story of two Red Deer women who grew up in Holland under German occupation.

”Even today, you can see the joy in their faces when they remember what it was like being liberated by Canadian soldiers at the end of the war,” said Buruma.

The video can be seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8s94Plmx6Y&feature=youtu.be

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