Veterans marched in Victoria tonight to mark the 24th National Peacekeepers Day.
A short parade led to the lawn of the B.C Legislature for a ceremony.
Dozens including veterans, serving members of the Canadian Forces and cadets were there to pay tribute to the estimated 130 Canadian soldiers who have died keeping the peace since 1948.
“Canada has a long and proud history of peacekeeping, ” Prime Minister Trudeau said in a statement released earlier.
“On National Peacekeepers’ Day, we celebrate all those – past and present – who have worked selflessly to advance the cause of peace, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law around the world.”
The date was chosen to commemorate this day in 1974, when nine Canadian peacekeepers were killed when their aircraft was shot down over Syria.