Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day  Remembrance Day

The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a significant role in Canadian history since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools, and homes to stand in honor of all who have fallen.  In remembrance of those  Canadians, we encourage you to observe a moment of silence on November 11, mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and acknowledge the courage of those who have served. 

Field of Crosses  Memorial 

Ceremonies will be held every day at Sunrise and Sunset from November 1 until November 10 in honor of those that have sacrificed. 

Night of Lights will be held on November 10th with a Candle placed in front of each cross and burned from Sunset until Sunrise the next day

A Remembrance Day Ceremony is held at the field each November

Support the Poppy Campaign - Help make a difference

Starting the last Friday of October to Remembrance Day on November 11th, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget.  The Royal Canadain Legion organizes and runs this Poppy Campaign, along with thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to raise funds in support of Veterans and their families.   Although poppies are given away for free, thoughtful donations are greatly appreciated and very valued. 

Indigenous Veterans Day

During this week of Remembrance, the Military Museums Foundation is highlighting the important contributions and experiences that Indigenous people have had within the Canadian Armed Forces. On November the 8th, the Museums will host elders and Indigenous veterans from the surrounding nations to speak of their personal experiences and connections with the Canadian Armed Forces.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields

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