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005 - Remembrance Day Parade - November 11, 2018

posted Oct 31, 2018, 11:33 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 17, 2019, 11:31 PM ]

The eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour… 

Here in Richmond, and in more than 2,000 cities, towns and villages across Canada,
we will come together at cenotaphs and memorials… 

… To Remember!!!! 

We remember those who served our country in times of need. 

We remember the service and the sacrifices of more than one and a half million Canadians: 
Sailors, Soldiers, Aircrew, and Merchant Sea Men. 

We stop to think how much that Canadian families have sacrificed,
while their loved ones served overseas to protect our interests. 

As we stand here today, in peace and in safety,
we remember those who have served us and sacrificed for us. 

Those who are serving at home and abroad today… 

We thank you!! 

Those who have served – including those who are here with us today… 

We thank you!! 

Those who have served and never returned… 

We thank you!! 

We salute you!! 

We will always remember you!!

The Richmond Remembrance Day committee organizes the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies
on November 11 at the Richmond Cenotaph, located on the east side of City Hall.

This important annual event honours and remembers Canadian service personnel
who gave their lives in the service of our country.

Every year, there is a Remembrance Day parade that features several hundred marchers, including veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, and representatives from public safety agencies and Cadet organizations.

The parade begins at 10:20 am,
official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph begin at 10:40 am,
a two minute silence is observed at 11:00 am,
which is then followed by wreath-laying.

This year is also the 100th Anniversary of the 
Armistice and there will be a Ship's Bell ringing ceremony.
NLCC MJ Miller will be providing the Ship's Bell as well as the bell ringer.

As always, the public is always invited to come out and attend this impressive ceremony.