Richmond remembers Canadian war heroes on Nov 11

Richmond-Remembrance Day is dedicated to honouring those who have lost their lives in pursuit of Canada’s freedom and security while in the line of duty. Since World War I, over 100,000 brave and heroic young men and women have left families and friends at home to serve their country during wars and other conflicts.

The City of Richmond invites residents in taking a moment of silence and paying tribute to those who fought for Canada’s freedom, remembering sacrifices made, and a commitment to never let history be forgotten. The annual Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade take place on Sunday, November 11 at the Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road.

At 7:00 a.m., there will be a sunrise ceremony where members of Richmond’s Army Cadet Corps will mount a vigil on the cenotaph. At 10:20 a.m., marching units will head the parade from the cenotaph, led by Richmond’s permanent Canadian Army Unit (39 Service Battalion), followed by public safety agencies, members of Richmond’s cadet organizations, a colour party, and a veterans’ platoon.

The ceremony will include a performance of In Flanders Fields by the RC Palmer SS Choir, buglers and pipers playing Last Post, Lament and Reveille.

At 11:00 a.m., there will be two minutes of silence in memory of Canada’s fallen service personnel. A wreath-laying ceremony will then follow.