Remembrance Day Ceremonies Today

Today is the 11th Day of the 11th Month and on the 11th hour, it is Remembrance Day, and for the most part we will be gathering in our own homes for a moment of silence, reflection, and remembrance of those who have served and sacrificed.

Local leaders are urging people to honour the sacrifices of Canadians virtually or by observing a moment of silence on your own doorsteps.

Today, vintage planes, including the Lancaster, will circle communities within the Golden Horseshoe courtesy of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

In the past, hundreds of people would gather at local cenotaphs and war memorials for Remembrance Day ceremonies. But those large gatherings are no longer allowed due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Rembrance Day in Brant County, looks like this: Royal Canadian Legion branches will be commemorating Remembrance Day Today privately and virtually.

Branch 29 in Paris will host a private event at the Paris cenotaph with invited guests only. There will be no parade, bands or personal wreathes laid. Members of the public are asked watch the service virtually on the Paris Legion’s YouTube Channel.

In St. George, Branch 605, will offer a pre-recorded service at and on its Facebook page.

In Burford, Branch 543, will host a private event at the Burford cenotaph.

Officials in Brantford also have modified Remembrance Day plans at the Brant County War Memorial at Dalhousie Street and Brant Avenue. Instead of visiting they are encouraging people to watch the 2020 National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa starting at 10:45 this morning on the Canadian Legion Facebook page.

You are also always welcome to join us this morning as we mark the moment at 11am with a preamble, the reading of Flanders Fields, the last post, silence and a specially chosen song on Arise Christian Radio, AM1380.

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