Thousands attend Remembrance Day ceremonies in communities all around southeast BC

Saturday is the 11th day of the 11th month…Remember…

Here is just a few of the communities holding Remembrance Day Services around southeast BC on Saturday November 11 at 11 am their local time.

In Nelson the day starts at 8am with a service at the Nelson Cemetery.

Remembrance Day Service will be at the Nelson Cenotaph at the City Hall Courtyard with a minute of silence at 11am followed by the laying of wreaths and the Nelson Legion will be hosting everyone after the ceremonies.

Trail 11:00 a.m. at the Cenotaph. The Trail Legion will be serving hot stew after the service.

Fruitvale Cenotaph 11:00 a.m.two minutes of silence and laying of wreaths. Everyone invited to the South Columbia Search and Rescue Hall after.

Rossland’s Royal Canadian Legion hall at 10 a.m. for service. Cenotaph march at 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. Last Post followed by two minutes of silence and laying of wreaths.

Salmo Cenotaph. Last Post at 11 a.m. followed by two minutes of silence and laying of wreaths.

Cranbrook Annual Remembrance Day Parade & Service – Saturday November 11 – The annual Remembrance Day parade will begin at 10:30am on Saturday November 11, beginning outside the Byng Hotel.  The parade will proceed down 10th Avenue South toward Rotary Park, with the service at the cenotaph beginning at 11am.

The City of Cranbrook wishes to honour all of our veterans and those who are serving us today both at home and around the world.  Lest We Forget.

Invermere BC: The Remembrance Day Ceremony is hosted each year by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #71 in Invermere. A solemn procession begins at 10:30 AM at the Legion on 13th Street and moves through the downtown area to Cenotaph Park where the official ceremony begins

For details on your local community Remembrance Day ceremonies contact your city hall.

Premier John Horgan released the following statement in honour of Remembrance Day tomorrow

“On Remembrance Day, people around British Columbia honour veterans, armed forces members, merchant marines and families who have sacrificed in service of our country.

“For many of us, it’s impossible to imagine the courage it takes to put on a uniform and go into harm’s way. Yet for generations, Canadians have bravely risked their lives to protect ours.

“Today, in moments of silence all around the province, we pay tribute to loved ones lost, and to those who have returned with injuries, both visible and invisible.

“We cannot forget the tragedies of war, and we must all work together to build a more peaceful world.

“Lest we forget.”

Weaver statement on Remembrance Day

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement in recognition of Remembrance Day.

“Remembrance Day is a time for all Canadians to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made by those who have served our country,” Weaver said.

“We remember the bravery and honour of the Canadians who fought for us, as well as the strength of their families who supported them at home.

“Nearly a century after the end of the First World War, in which so many Canadians lost their lives, we are reminded how precious and tenuous peace is in our world. We must honour the peace and freedom that those brave Canadians and so many others fought for by upholding these values through our actions in our everyday lives. Lest we forget.”

A Day of Remembrance