At 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month I stand in silence to respect and honour those who gave their lives for our country. I am a first generation Canadian and this is my home. Remembrance Day makes me think of family, and it makes me thankful. I get to wake up every day in the most gorgeous city in the world because my grandparents and parents were given opportunities here in Canada.
I heard on the radio today that my niece and nephews’ generation will be the last to know any World War veterans personally. It’s up to us to never forget.
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There will be a ceremony at the cenotaph in Victory Square (West Hastings & Cambie) starting at 10:30am. The Olympic cauldron at Jack Pool Plaza will be lit at 8:00am, and will be extinguished at 11:02am.
Starting at Safeway (440 Hastings St) a parade will set out for the Confederation Park cenotaph at 10:30am. The ceremony will begin at 10:45am. There is also a parade at 10:30am from Royal Canadian Legion #83 (Grimmer St) to the Bonsor Park Cenotaph, with the ceremony at 10:45am.
Royal Westminster Regiment Armoury will have a ceremony starting at 10:00am. Following the ceremony there will be a parade over to the City Hall cenotaph for 11:00am.
The ceremony will be at the Richmond City Hall cenotaph on No 3 Road at 10:40am followed by a parade along Granville Avenue to the Richmond School Board offices.
The Surrey Museum in Cloverdale (17710 – 56A Avenue) will host a ceremony from 10:15am to 12:30pm.
The parade starts at 10:25am from the Legion Branch 21 on 56th Avenue (between Logan and Glover). It will head to the new Douglas Park Cenotaph for an 11:00am ceremony.
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