Veterans know the price paid for our freedom and they want all Canadians to share in this understanding. They are passing the torch of remembrance to us, the people of Canada, to ensure that the memory of their efforts and sacrifices will not die with them and that an appreciation of the values they fought for will live on in all Canadians.
Sunday evening, 10 November, London area cadets shall hold a Vigil and Candlelight Service. All are welcome.
The City of London will pause at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park for two minutes of silence at 11 am, Monday, 11 November in remembrance.
Local Military, RCMP, Veterans and support organizations shall form up at 10:30 am on Dundas Street in front of Delta London Armouries. The parade shall march west on Dundas, then north on Wellington towards the cenotaph.
This year’s Remembrance Service is similar to previous years with exception to laying of wreaths. Londoners shall lay official wreaths for Silver Cross Mothers, The Government of Canada, The Province of Ontario, The City of London, The Canadian Forces, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Royal Canadian Legion (representing Veterans), and the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Other organizations will have the opportunity to lay a wreath but called forward in groups. Wreath layers should arrive not-later-than 10:45 am and meet on the main sidewalk adjoining the Cenotaph with the Veterans Garden (near the Carillon).
Each year, prominent Londoners generously volunteer their time either as a committee member or when fulfilling one of the Parade Appointments. This year’s Reviewing Officer is Colonel Joseph Robinson, Commander 31 Canadian Brigade Group.
Following the service, London’s Remembrance Day parade shall march east on Dufferin Avenue, past City Hall, and the Saluting Dais; then south on Waterloo Street. The parade shall dismiss between Dufferin and Queens Avenue.
Following the Remembrance Day service and parade, spectators are invited to the Remember November 11 social gathering at Centennial Hall, to visit Wolseley Barracks or your local branch of the Legion to meet with London’s Veterans.
For those unable to attend London’s Remembrance Day service, you will find a number of community services throughout the City.
Lest we forget.