Brantford has partnered with the Great War Centenary Association to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. The city says a unique campaign was developed featuring 22 local veterans who served in World War 1 – 11 of whom of perished. The campaign includes 22 individual pole banners posted around the Armoury and the Cenotaph and a series of posts honouring each veteran on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
Available here is a listing of the events which will be followed to honour our Veterans and to commemorate what they fought and died for.
Saturday, November 10th
· 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. – Cadet Vigil and names of WWI soldiers killed will be projected onto the front of the Brant County War Memorial at Brant Ave. and Dalhousie St.
Sunday, November 11th
· 5:00 a.m. Battle’s O’er, – Piper’s lament
· 8:00 a.m. Grace Anglican Church Open House
· The public is invited to attend an Open House featuring Remembrance Displays from the Great War Centenary Association, Woodland Cultural Centre, Canadian Military Heritage Museum, Bell Homestead, Brant Historical Society and Brantford Collegiate Institute. Coffee and tea will be available.
· 10:05 a.m. People’s Procession
· Descendants of veterans and members of the public are encouraged to join this procession to express gratitude to those who have served our county and community. The procession will be led by Helen Zuidema (Silver Cross Mother to Trooper Larry Rudd) and Richard Leary (Father of Captain Richard Leary) to the Brantford County War Memorial and Cenotaph from Grace Anglican Church.
· 10:20 a.m. Parade forms at Harmony Square for march to the Brant County War Memorial.
· 11:00 a.m. Civic Service of Remembrance at the Brant County War Memorial, Brant Avenue and Dalhousie Street, Brantford.
· 4:50 p.m. Bells of Peace – 100 rings to mark 100 years. In 1918, bells rang to celebrate the end of WWI. Join us at the Brant County War Memorial for 100 rings to give thanks for peace.
· Reserved seating will be available at the Cenotaph for veterans and their spouses. In the event of inclement weather, the Service will be held in the Armouries Building, at Brant Avenue and Colborne Street, Brantford.
The following streets will be closed on Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the Remembrance Day Service:
· Brant Avenue between Church Street and Colborne Street
· Dalhousie Street between Market Street and Brant Avenue
· Market Street between Dalhousie Street and Darling Street (southbound lane)
· Detour routes will be well signed to accommodate vehicular traffic.
· Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on November 11th:
· Free parking will be provided at downtown area municipal parking lots;
· Parking time restrictions at on-street parking spaces in the downtown area will be waived; and
· Brantford Transit fares will be waived for riders wearing a poppy to and from the service.