• Reporter Elaina John

Remembrance Day Ceremony


2020 Remembrance Day

Since its inception, the Royal Canadian Legion #11 Vermilion has commemorated Remembrance Day. Last year the Remembrance Day Ceremony and Wreath laying were forced to change due to COVID-19 and with the increased case numbers and temporary restrictions they are forced to do the same again this year.

The Poppy campaign will still go ahead and Poppies are available at most business locations within the community as of October 29. Donations to the Poppy fund can also be made at the Legion, with all donations remaining in the area. Wreath purchases are still available and can be made at the Legion by contacting the Legion at 780-853-5867.

“November 11th is a day that should never be forgotten. It is a day of respect for all that gave everything to ensure that future generations could live in peace. They shall not be forgotten,” said Poppy Chairman Marcel Lefebvre.

Due to COVID the Legion must follow current regulated restrictions, therefore anyone who wishes to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph must do so no earlier than November 10 and before 10 a.m. on November 11. No wreaths can be laid during the ceremony, only those that will be placed for the Federal Government, Provincial Government, the Town of Vermilion, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #11. There will be no lunch provided after the short program to conclude the ceremony. All attendees must practice social distancing and follow all AHS guidelines including wearing a mask.

If you wish to attend the ceremony to honour the fallen and those who serve today the ceremony will start at 10:55 a.m. at the Cenotaph on 49th Avenue next to the Town Hall on November 11.


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