Remembrance Day in the V3H

For information about 2012 Remembrance Day Ceremonies, click here.

Wednesday, November 11 is Remembrance Day. It is the day that we take a few moments to pause from our busy lives to remember the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers who fought to defend our country. It is also a chance to honour those who are still serving in our military at home and around the world.

There are four Remembrance Day ceremonies being held in and around the V3H. They are all outdoors, at least in part, so please dress for the weather.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Port Coquitlam begin at 9:30am at Wilson Centre [map]. The indoor service will run until 10:30, when Royal Canadian Legion Branch #133 will lead a parade from the Wilson Centre along Wilson Avenue to Shaughnessy Street to the Cenotaph services at Veterans Park [map]. The outdoor service of Remembrance begins at 11:00am.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Coquitlam begin at 10am at Como Lake Middle School [map]. At 10:30 there will be a parade to the Cenotaph on Porter Street [map]. The outdoor Act of Remembrance and Laying of Wreaths begins at 11, and then at 11:30 the procession will parade to Coquitlam’s Royal Canadian Legion branch hall [map].

Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Port Moody will begin at 10am at Port Moody’s Royal Canadian Legion branch hall [map]. At 10:30 a parade will form up and march to the Cenotaph, where services will begin at 11 [map]. The Laying of the Wreaths will happen at 11:10.

The Port Moody Power and Sail Squadron is also holding Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Belcarra. This ceremony is accessible by boat or car, and will be held on the Belcarra Dock [map]. All docking and rafting is to be finished by 10:30am. Ceremonies begin at 10:39 with the sounding of an air raid siren. They will continue until approximately 11:15. After the ceremonies participants are invited to join the squadron for a light lunch and warm beverages under one of the covered areas in the park, for a nominal charge of $5 per person.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

PS – If you live in the federal riding of New Westminster-Coquitlam, please get out and vote today! If you are still making up your mind, you can read our interviews with four of the candidates: Rebecca Helps, Fin Donnelly, Diana Dilworth and Ken Beck Lee.

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