Each year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians attend ceremonies honouring the young men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. In particular, we pause to remember those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom and democracy. As you may know, the sixteen Royal Canadian Legions across our riding are planning special ceremonies to recognize and remember this significant day in our history. As your Member of Parliament, I attend in a different community each year. I encourage you to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony in your area.
FIND A CEREMONY NEAR YOU:
New Dundee on Saturday, November 5th at 11am at the Cenotaph on Bridge St.
Linwood on Sunday November 6th at 1:15pm at the Linwood Community Centre
Elmira on Sunday November 6th at 2:30pm at the Cenotaph on Arthur St.
New Hamburg Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11th at 11AM at the Cenotaph on Huron St.
Kitchener Remembrance Day Ceremony – also held on November 11th beginning at 10:45 AM in front of City Hall.
LEST WE FORGET.
The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance for decades. Every year on November 11, millions gather to collectively stand in honour of all who have fallen in the service of their country. Remembrance Day is an important day in the Canadian calendar and is an opportunity to give meaning to past sacrifice and acknowledge the courage of those presently serving. Each year, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to observe a moment of silence and mark the sacrifice of so many.
Take part in Remembrance ceremonies across Canada
Legion members in Branches from coast to coast to coast are proud to organize Remembrance Day Ceremonies in over 1400 communities across Canada. Through our Branches, the Legion perpetuates the traditions of Remembrance and ensures Canada ‘never forgets’. We encourage all Canadians to participate in your local Remembrance Day Ceremonies. These solemn and poignant observances remind us of the service and sacrifice of the men and women who protect our freedoms, and provide an opportunity to give thanks and honour the fallen.
The National Remembrance Day Ceremony
In addition to ceremonies across Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion also organizes and conducts the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Broadcasted and covered by media nationally, the National Remembrance Day Ceremony involves Veterans of all wars and peace support operations, as well as numerous dignitaries,
the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, members of the Diplomatic Corps and youth representatives. We invite you to join the tens of thousands of Canadians at the National Remembrance Day
Ceremony on November 11.
Show your support by wearing a Poppy
Every year, from the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, Canadians are invited to wear a Poppy as a symbol of recognition of the debt owed to those who gave their lives for our freedom. Many also choose to place their Poppy on a cenotaph or memorial after the ceremony on November 11. Poppies are distributed freely to anyone who wants one. The Legion gratefully welcome
donations to the Poppy Fund. Through the generosity of everyone who takes part in our Poppy Campaign, the Legion is able to serve Veterans and their families on a daily basis. To further support our Veterans – past and present – anyone can become a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. You can also show your pride and appreciation by purchasing Poppy and commemorative items from the The Poppy Store All proceeds support Legion programs.
Source: Royal Candian Legion Website