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Remembrance Day 2017

Posted by Gabriela Mendoza on November 9, 2017
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Lest we forget on November 11, 2017.

 

Remembrance day is commemorated each year on November 11, and marks the end of World War I in 1918. The intention of the day is to remember the fallen on both sides in the ‘Great war’.

 

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Canadians are asked to pause and take a moment of silence in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in the military service.

 

And if you’re in the Oakville area during this time, there will be events going on to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives.

 

George’s Square Ceremony:

This has traditionally been the location of Oakville’s main Remembrance Day service. Co-ordinated by the Oakville Legion 114 will include a march by the military (active & retired), Emergency Service Providers, Scouts, along with a full military band.

The formal service begins at 11:00 AM and there is a laying of wreaths.

 

Trafalgar Memorial:

This service provides members of the public in the northern section of town to take part in a formal Remembrance Day service. EMS will also be in attendance.

The formal service begins at 11:00 AM.

 

If you can’t be part of a ceremony you can do other things to remember like purchasing a poppy. By purchasing a Poppy you will be supporting the Legion Poppy fund, which helps in providing financial assistance and support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need.

 

You can also just take a moment and pause at the 11th hour of your day on November 11 to honour those who have stood up and continue to protect our country as well as our community.

 

There will also be various road closures throughout Oakville on November 11 to accommodate the events happening, click here to find out where.

 

Sources: Oakville News, Look Local Magazine

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