While Remembrance Day is coming up Friday, today, November 8th, will give those from within the area another chance to honour those who served Canada.

Long Plain First Nation and Portage la Prairie will host two events starting at 11 a.m.

In Portage, the No Stone Left Alone ceremony will take place at the Military section at Hillside Cemetery, while in Long Plain, they will honour their Aboriginal Veteran's Day in front of the cenotaph on the First Nation.

Jeff Dubois, owner and funeral director of McKenzies Funeral Chapel, says he hopes to see support from the community.

"We have involvement from Portage Collegiate Institute, the local Legion, and dignitaries are invited from around the province and local municipalities."

Dubois explains that the event revolves around students laying a poppy by each military headstone.

Over in Long Plain, they, too, will be honouring our fallen soldiers.

Chief Kyra Wilson says this is a meaningful event celebrating indigenous community members who worked hard and fought for their communities.

Wilson shares that the day will continue on well past 11 o'clock as there is a powwow at Keeshkeemaquah at 1 p.m..

"I encourage everyone to participate and share this special day with our veterans and us, and I look forward to building those connections within our First Nations communities."

She notes that she looks forward to coming together to honour each other and veterans.