Every year on November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion hosts the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. And this year isn’t any different as we honor those who have served in Canada’s military.
The ceremony begins around 10:45 AM and includes important guests like the Prime Minister, the Governor General of Canada, and the Silver Cross Mother.
The event features the national anthem, two minutes of silence, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a fly-past by aircraft, weather permitting.
After the ceremony, people take the poppies from their coats and place them on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, covering them in red poppies.
To show your support, you can buy a wreath that will be displayed during the event. These wreaths can be obtained from your local Legion Branch and will be placed at local commemorative events.
All proceeds from wreath sales go to the Legion Poppy Fund, which supports Canada’s Veterans and their families. Hopefully, we’ll see you there as we all pay homage to our fallen soldiers.