Each year, from November 5 to 11, hundreds of commemorative ceremonies and events take place across the country to commemorate Veterans’ week. These are opportunities for all Canadians to recognize the contribution our Veterans have made and to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada.
The public is invited to attend the 95th National Remembrance Day Ceremony to be held November 11, 2013 starting at 11 a.m. at the Essar Centre.
The Legionnaires along with all veteran associations, American Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Local Military units, Fire and Police departments, Cadet corps and service clubs will form up at the Essar Centre at 9:45 a.m. and move off in formation to the Court House Cenotaph for a special “In Remembrance” wreath laying ceremony and a fly past by the Sault College Aviation course.
The parade under command of Comrade Ernie Bremner will return to the Essar Centre for the Remembrance Day service conducted under the auspices of Branch 25 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
The service will include music by the 49th Field Regiment Pipes & Drums, Korah C&VS, with vocalist Comrade Doug McChesney, Parade Marshall Ernie Bremner, Master of Ceremonies Comrade Ed Rowe, with guest speaker Bruce Julian, President Ontario Command Royal Canadian Legion Ontario.
The service will begin when the parade returns from the Cenotaph, just before 11 a.m. The public is asked to be seated by 10:45 a.m.
There are so many ways to remember and honour our Veterans:
- Wear a poppy.
- Attend the Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11th at the Essar Centre.
- Thank a Veteran by sending a postcard for peace.
- Students – read one of our remembrance newspapers written just for K-2, K-Grade 6 and for Grade 7 and above.
- Talk to a friend or relative who served with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan or in other areas of conflict.
- View our Heroes Remember videos and listen to Veterans talk about their experiences.
- Plant your own Garden of Remembrance.
- Visit the remembrance challenge page where you will find videos and images you can use to create a mashup, build a virtual scrapbook, a fan site or just decorate your own Web space. Share what you build with others and link back to our site.
Ways to Share Online:
- Use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Flickr and show you remember Canada’s Veterans.
- Post photos, videos, and messages using the hashtags #ShowYouRemember and #ShowYourThanks.
- Visit our Social Media Page