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Remembering those who gave up so much for our freedom

Veterans saluting during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Convention Centre.
Veterans saluting during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Convention Centre. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News

We wanted to help share the stories of those you’re thinking of on Remembrance Day. Below are pictures and stories submitted from some of our viewers and our staff. Email us at winnipeg@globalnews.ca with a photo, name and story of the ones you’re thinking of today and we can help share their story.

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Dale Oughton shared these photos of his grandfather Robert J. Oughton. Oughton (1919-2010) went to war in 1940 and didn’t return until 1945.

Far left, Robert J. Oughton, centre Harold Ballard.
Far left, Robert J. Oughton, centre Harold Ballard. Submitted
Left, Bill Harris, right, Robert J. Oughton.
Left, Bill Harris, right, Robert J. Oughton. Submitted
Letters dated from June 1944 written to RJ Oughton's great grandmother.
Letters dated from June 1944 written to RJ Oughton's great grandmother. Submitted

Debbie Finch shared this image of her father and uncles who all served in the Second World War.

Father, Robert Finch and all three sons Robert, ET adn Ernest served int he Second World War.
Father, Robert Finch and all three sons Robert, ET adn Ernest served int he Second World War. Submitted

Global Morning News host Holly Alexandruk is remembering her grandfather, Howard Way today. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and was over seas for three years and four months.

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Howard Way served in the Second World War for over three years.
Howard Way served in the Second World War for over three years. Submitted

Global Morning New Producer Katie Dangerfield is thinking of her great grandfather, James Mackenzie and grandfather, James Dangerfield.

James Mackenzie seen below served as a machine gunner in the First World War.

James Mackenzie served in the First World War as a machine gunner.
James Mackenzie served in the First World War as a machine gunner. Submitted

James Dangerfield served in the navy during the Second World War.

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James Dangerfield served in the navy during the Second World War.
James Dangerfield served in the navy during the Second World War. Submitted