On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.
Remembrance Day was first held throughout the Commonwealth in 1919. It marks the armistice to end the First World War, which came into effect at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, a year earlier.
For your convenience, please find below information about various services being held in Edmonton and the surrounding areas:
City of Edmonton’s Remembrance Day Service
Thursday, November 11th – 10:30 AM to 12:00PM
11401 87 Avenue
Honor Edmonton’s veterans this Remembrance Day by placing a Canadian flag on the grave site of those who sacrificed their lives in military service.
The City of Edmonton will provide small Canadian flags at three of its Municipal Cemeteries on Remembrance Day. The public is encouraged to place the flags on the graves of Edmonton’s military veterans in remembrance of their service to Canada.
Thursday, November 11th – 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Edmonton Cemetery – 11820-107 Avenue
Beechmount Cemetery – 12420-104 Street
Northern Lights Cemetery – 156 Street-St. Albert Trail (15203 Campbell Road)
The Canadian flag at each cemetery will be lowered in remembrance before 11AM.
Sherwood Park Services:
Remembrance Day Service at Millennium Place
Everyone should be seated by 10:30 a.m. - Shuttle service provided
Remembrance Day Exhibit at the Strathcona County Museum
Noon – 3 p.m.
913 Ash Street, Sherwood Park
Spruce Grove Services:
Thursday Nov. 11/10
Doors open at 9:15 a.m.
Service starts at 10:20 a.m., please be seated by 10:15 a.m.
“TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre”:http://www.trileisure.com/ (TLC) – South Soccer Pitch
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 in partnership with the City of Spruce Grove organizes and hosts the annual Remembrance Day Service. Call 780-962-7616 for more information.
Lest We Forget