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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Where to Remember Remembrance Day

Monday marks Remembrance Day in Guelph and across Canada, and there will be a number of ceremonies in the Royal City for the occasion.
This year marks a couple of important milestones in Canada's war history, first and foremost is that this year marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War (technically it never ended), and next June will mark 100 years since the beginning of World War I. Below is the schedule of local Remembrance Day events courtesy of SNAP Guelph, followed by a press release from the City of Guelph:
Remembrance Day Ceremony 
McCrae House, 108 Water St.
9-9:30 a.m. Admission by donation
Remembrance Day Parade
Guelph Armoury - 9:45 am.
Laying of wreaths at the IODE monument
Guelph Central Station - 10 a.m.
Remembrance Day Service
Sleeman Centre
Doors open at 9 a.m., Opening remarks at 10:20 a.m.
Remembrance Assembly
John McCrae Public School students
McCrae House, 108 Water St., 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Day Service
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Veterans area, 10:45 a.m.
Remembrance Day Parade
Leaves the Sleeman Centre after the service, marches to the Cenotaph and back to Wyndham Street and St. Georges Square.
From the City of Guelph:
GUELPH, ON, November 6, 2013 – The City of Guelph will join the community in honouring veterans on Remembrance Day and pay tribute to the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the pursuit of freedom.

“November 11 is a sombre day of remembrance and a powerful reminder of the bravery and courage of men and women who have served our country—past and present,” says Mayor Karen Farbridge. “We pause to acknowledge their service, their selfless dedication, their extraordinary loyalty, their achievements and most of all, their sacrifice.”

The City proudly honours our veterans through special activities at McCrae House during Remembrance Week, November 4-11, as well as providing support and service to other Remembrance Day activities in the community.

The City is pleased to host the Legion’s annual ceremony at McCrae House, which begins at 9 a.m. on November 11, and the Remembrance Day Service that follows at the Sleeman Centre at 10:20 a.m.

City departments also provide support and services to the Legion’s Remembrance Day Service and Parade including site preparations at McCrae House, Sleeman Centre and Cenotaph; road closures  and traffic detours to accommodate special events; street and sidewalk cleaning along the parade route; complementary shuttle bus service between the Royal Canadian Legion to the Sleeman Centre; financial support through the City’s Civic Celebrations framework; and emergency response and Honour Guard service during the march and Remembrance Day ceremonies.

In honour of our veterans, the electronic destination signs on Guelph Transit buses include words of honour and remembrance. While Guelph Transit conventional and Mobility Services will provide regular weekday service on Remembrance Day, at 11 a.m. all buses will stop at safe points on each route and stay for two minutes to honour Canada’s veterans.

Guelph City Hall will be closed on Remembrance Day; to view hours of operation for other City facilities and availability of City services on Monday, November 11 visit guelph.ca.

For more information about Remembrance Day activities in the community visit guelph.ca.

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