Trenton and area residents can observe Remembrance Day by taking part in upcoming events in Quinte West.
The City of Quinte West invites citizens to gather for official opportunities on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 to remember and honour veterans and active military personnel.
“The act of remembrance is one of the most important ways to honour and thank veterans for their sacrifices,” the City of Quinte West stated.
“On Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, we honour through remembrance those who gave their lives to serve our country. By remembering, we pay tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP who served to defend our values and freedoms. We also honour those who continue to serve our country today.”
Candlelight Vigil: Friday, Nov. 10
Branch 110 of the Royal Canadian Legion will host a candlelight vigil on Friday, Nov. 10 at the Trenton cenotaph, located at the intersection of Quinte Street and Fraser Park Drive.
Ceremony participants are asked to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Trenton branch of the Legion, located at 19 Quinte St. The walk towards the cenotaph will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Quinte West Remembers: Saturday, Nov. 11
Trentonians can join the City of Quinte West in remembering and honouring veterans and active military personnel by wearing a poppy and attending a local Remembrance Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. There will be ceremonies at the following locations:
-Trenton cenotaph and veterans’ memorial, Fraser Park Drive and Quinte Street in Quinte West
-Frankford cenotaph, 40 Regional Rd. 5 in Frankford
-Stirling cenotaph, 11 Mill St. in Stirling
Virtual Book of Remembrance
Community members are also invited to leave a comment or poem or upload artwork in the virtual book of remembrance to honour those who have served the country in times of war, military conflict, and peace.
“Express your thanks to all Canadian veterans, or leave a message in thanks or in memory to a specific veteran in your life,” the City of Quinte West stated.