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Nelson hosts Remembrance Day Ceremonies

The parade winds along Baker Street before finishing at the Nelson Cenotaph in the City Hall Courtyard. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Monday is the 11th day of the 11th month of 2019.

Canadians across the country are asked to pause at 11th hour to remember the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.

Once again, many Nelsonites will come together to honour those fallen military people at the Remembrance Day Ceremonies.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with a Service at the Nelson Cemetery. The ceremony shifts to downtown Nelson for Remembrance Day Service at the Nelson Cenotaph in the City Hall Courtyard.

Nelsonites will join the rest of Canada paying tribute with two minutes of silence to the country's fallen soldiers from the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict and peacekeeping missions.

The public attending the ceremonies is asked to show up early, around 10:15 a.m. for the service that begins at 10:45 a.m. and the Last Post and one minute of silence at 11 a.m.

The Muster for Parade is set for 10:30 a.m., which will take the parade through downtown Nelson to the Cenotaph.

Dignitaries scheduled to speak include Nelson Mayor John Dooley and Bill Andreaschuk for the Royal Canadian Legion.  

Following the Remembrance Day Service, the Nelson Legion invites the community to come share a share camaraderie stories and remembrance at the Stanley Street location.