There is a new addition going on the Saskatchewan War Memorial in Regina.
A plaque is being added to the War Sisters monument in recognition of the thousands of nurses that cared for the sick and wounded in battle.
Professional nurses first entered the Canadian Army Medical Corps as Nursing Sisters in 1904 and were the first women in the British Empire to receive military rank.
Hundreds of nurses were decorated for their work in difficult conditions and under fire during the First and Second World Wars, while dozens died from direct enemy action.
“Being part of the unveiling of the plaque, being asked to be here is hugely significant for us,” said Joanne Peterson, president of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.
The plaque was unveiled at the Service of Remembrance held at the Legislature Wednesday.
“This is a federal plaque chosen to be placed here in Saskatchewan, and the significance of our 100th anniversary, it is very special,” Petersen added.
This plaque commemorates the work they did enhancing health care in Canada’s overseas conflicts and leading the way for women in the armed forces.
The plaque will be permanently displayed on the plinth of the War Sisters monument at the Saskatchewan War Memorial west of the Legislature.