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 5152 Thorold Stone Road at 10:45 am on November 11th, 2017.
Here is a list of some Remembrance Day events in the Region of Niagara:
The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 127 will be hosting a Remembrance Day Service at the Grimsby Museum (6 Murray Street) on November 11th, 2017 at 10:40 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: 5152 Thorold Stone Rd. on Nov. 11, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.
Niagara on the Lake
Crossroads Public School, 1350 Niagara Stone Rd., on November 10th, 2017 at 10:00 am.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 will hold 2 services on November 11th, 2017:
The first will be at the clock tower cenotaph at 10:45 a.m., followed by a second service at 12:45 p.m. at the Queenston cenotaph. Music Niagara will host a concert after the ceremony at the clock tower. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors Canada.
Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service on November 11th, 2017 at 10:45 am at Veterans Park on the grounds of Branch 613 on Regional Road 20.
H. H. Knoll Path Cenotaph: H. H. Knoll Lakeview Park on Nov. 11, 2017 @ 10:45 am.
Centennial Park Cenotaph: Vimy Rd. on Nov. 11, 2017 at 10:45 am.
10:15 a.m.: Remembrance Day Service and Parade at City Hall (50 Church Street) to Cenotaph at Memorial Park (6 St. Paul St. W.) on November 11th, 2017.
10:40 a.m.: Remembrance Day Service and Parade at Royal Canadian Legion (2 Chestnut St. E.) to Cenotaph (343 Merrtt St.) on November 11th, 2017.
11:00 a.m.: Imperial Veterans Association (15 George St.) on November 11th, 2017.
Royal Canadian Legion (Memorial Park): 20 Chapel St. S. on Nov. 11, 2017 @ 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.: Wainfleet Cenotaph (corner of Park and Sugarloaf Street) on November 11th, 2017.