Canadian flags mark the graves of soldiers who served their country in times of war at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
The flags were placed by members of the 2618 Rocky Mountain Ranger Army Cadet Corps on Saturday to commemorate the serve of Prince George's veterans ahead of Remembrance Day on Nov. 11.
"It means a lot to me. It reminds us why exactly we do what we do," cadet Master Cpl. Jordan Morrell said. "It brings us closer to those who did sacrifice their lives. Some of us are pursuing a military occupation, so this is sort of special because of that."
Officer Cadet Gary Archibald said it is important to remind younger generations of the courage and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers and military personnel -especially as there are fewer and fewer Second World War and Korean War veterans still alive to speak about their experiences.
"It brings up their their awareness of part of what the cadet movement is all about. Some of the younger cadets don't have a feel of what remembrance means," Archibald said. "Anything we can do to improve that is good."
For Archibald there was personal meaning in the Saturday's ceremony. His father's grave stone was one of the dozens which received a flag.
Leonard Archibald served with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps from 1940 to 1945 and received the rank of sub-conductor of ordnance.
In addition, Archibald's son is a master corporal in the regular forces serving with a field ambulance group, and served a tour in Afghanistan. Archibald's daughter is an army reservist in Prince George with the Rocky Mountain Rangers.
"From the time I could walk, Remembrance Day was a special day in my house," Archibald said.
The cadet corps will be taking part in the annual Remembrance Day parade, but are also expecting to participate in a church parade on prior to Remembrance Day. The church parade takes place in the cemetery and, "honours veterans in their place," Archibald said.
Memorial Park Cemetery caretaker Linda Wilson said the city-run cemetery was pleased to help honour Prince George residents who have served and sacrificed for their country.
"We get some people who come and look for markers [of veteran's graves]," she said. "We feel it's important that people don't forget."