Remembrance Day ceremonies scheduled for Monday at Cenotaph
Monday, being the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause at 11th hour to remember the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.
Many Nelsonites will join the rest of the country to 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.
Last year cool temperatures couldn’t stop the 1000-plus crowd from venturing to the Nelson Cenotaph to honour veterans at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies in the City Hall Courtyard.
The ceremony begins with the traditional parade throught the downtown core to the Nelson Cenotaph.
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.
Several dignitaries are scheduled to speak, including Mayor John Dooley.