Remembrance Day in Niagara Falls is full of many events to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I.
Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”. World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28th, 1919. The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
The ceremony for Remembrance Day in Niagara Falls will be held at the Gale Centre located at 4171 Fourth Avenue at 10:45 am on November 11th, 2016.
Here is a list of some Remembrance Day events in the Region of Niagara:
Service held at the Jordan cenotaph at Jordan Lions Community Park, Fourth Avenue @ 10:30 a.m. on November 11th, 2016.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71, Central Avenue, Fort Erie, November 11th, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 230, South Mill Street in Ridgeway, November 11th, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.
The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 127 will be hosting a Remembrance Day Service at the Grimsby Museum on November 11th, 2016 at 10:30 am. The ceremony will begin at 10:45 am, and the Moment of Silence will be observed at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be held outside at the Cenotaph.
Gale Centre: 4171 Fourth Ave. on Nov. 11, 2016 @ 10:45 a.m., with moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.
Clifton Hill: Vigil at the cenotaph at the bottom of Clifton Hill, November 11th, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.
Niagara on the Lake
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 will hold 2 services:
10:00 a.m.: Queen Street cenotaph on November 11th, 2016.
12:30 p.m.: Queenston Cenotaph (Across from 116 Queenston St.) on November 11th, 2016.
10:45 a.m.: Veteran’s Park, 141 Hwy 20 East, on November 11th, 2016.
H. H. Knoll Path Cenotaph: H. H. Knoll Lakeview Park on Nov. 11, 2016 @ 10:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.: Remembrance Day Service and Parade to Cenotaph (50 Church Street) on November 11th, 2016.
10:45 a.m.: Memorial Park Cenotaph (Intersection of St.Paul Street West and McGuire Street) on November 11th, 2016.
Royal Canadian Legion (Memorial Park): 20 Chapel St. S. on Nov. 11, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion: 363 Morningstar Av. on Nov. 11, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.
Here is a video of Remembrance Day footage taken on Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls at the Great War Memorial. You can find this structure on Clifton Hill leading into Queen Victoria Park: