Several different events are planned for Brockville this Remembrance Day.
The City of Brockville is inviting all Brockvillians to join them in front of city hall at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 to communally honour those who have fought for our country on Remembrance Day. The city asks that members of the community “come together to pause and pay respect to those who bravely fought and died and to those who were wounded or continue to “Stand On Guard” to preserve freedom and peace.”
The meeting in front of City Hall of dignitaries, veterans, and service members will lead into a procession towards the Brockville Cenotaph at 2 Court House Ave. This is where the outdoor ceremony will begin. Members of the public are welcome to participate in the unfolding events of the day, and can mark their attendance on the Brockville Cenotaph Event Facebook page.
In speaking with Brockvillist, Vanessa Caruso, administrative secretary with the Brockville Legion, suggested a few other community events and initiatives on the horizon for Remembrance Day. She shared “Ketchum Manufacturing has a wonderful initiative in producing Remembrance Day signs, the proceeds of which go to the Brockville Legion.”
Caruso also explained that “there is a veterans’ luncheon on the 10th of November. This is a chance to honour those who served and is quite well attended by Branch members, local Veterans and various politicians. Veterans eat for free.”
She confirmed the Brockville Legion will be hosting their annual Remembrance ceremony, which will be held at the Brockville War Memorial downtown on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.”