by Dave Team
on Friday, November 6th, 2015 at 11:00am.
Did you know Remembrance Day was first recognized in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth? It was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
We recognize November 11 as a day to remember and give respect to honour the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war. Whether you are attending a ceremony or not, we encourage you all to wear a poppy, and take a moment silence on Wednesday, November 11 to remember.
Remembrance Day ceremonies will be taking place across the province. Please see below for the details for the ceremony in the Alberni Valley.
Port Alberni Remembrance Day Ceremony
10:15 a.m. at the Glenwood Center
Details: Following the ceremony, services will be held at the Field of Honour Freenwood Cemetery honouring World War and Korean Vets, the Native Cemetery honouring World War Vets and the Harbour Quay Cenotaph honouring Merchant Navy Vets.
Contact the Alberni Valley Legion at (250) 723-5042 for more information.
John Clarke proudly wearing his poppy in the office.