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Nelson Legion hosts Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
November 8th, 2022

Friday is the 11th day of the 11th month of 2022.

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.

As the world shifts away from the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Legion realizes that some members of the public will be reluctant to attend the ceremony to honour those fallen military people on Remembrance Day at the Nelson Cenotaph.

So, the Legion, with the help of sponsor The Nelson Daily, is streaming the ceremony through Facebook.

Anyone wanting to connect to the live stream, which begins at 10:40 a.m. on November 11th can do so by clicking this link.

Remembrance Day ceremonies begin 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 Janice Morrison and Bill Haire 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.


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