On Saturday, November 11, 2017 observe 2 minutes of silence at 11:00am.

Remembrance Day commemorates the sacrifices of people in all armed conflicts and peace missions.

The other common name for this day is Armistice Day which marks the date and time when armies in general stop fighting. November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) marks the end of the First World War in the UK – this date and time was made into Remembrance Day in commonwealth countries.

Veterans, Canadian Forces members and those who have given their lives in the pursuit of peace have made great contributions to our country and the world. The peaceful society we in Canada enjoy today is only a dream to the many people in the world who live in countries torn apart by violence. This peace is possible only because it has been protected by the efforts and sacrifices of generations of Canadians over the years who have put their lives on the line. Remembering all that these men and women have done during times of war, military conflict and peace helps us understand the country we live in today and how we can build a better future together.

Canada’s service men and women have served this nation from the First World War to current missions. They step forward in our time of greatest need — because they believe in peace and security around the world. They have left their villages and cities, their farms and fishing communities, to make a difference. And they did. And today’s service men and women are carrying on the tradition.

Seven Books of Remembrance are kept in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill to honour those Canadians who died serving Canada in war. There is one for each of the wars: the South African War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. There is a separate Book of Remembrance for the Merchant Navy, and another one for Newfoundlanders, since Newfoundland did not join Confederation until 1949. A seventh book was dedicated in 2005 to honour Canadian Forces men and women who gave their lives for Canada since October 1947. It is ongoing and will honour Canadian Forces members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for generations to come. The Books of Remembrance provide a beautiful and touching testament to the Canadians who died in military service.

Unifor Local 88 will be participating in the Remembrance Day service in Ingersoll. Brian Ginty, Unifor 88 Retired Workers Chapter Chairperson, will be laying a wreath on behalf of Unifor Local 88 members at the Cenotaph in Ingersoll recognizing the ultimate sacrifice many Canadians have made on behave of all Canadians.

Lest We Forget

Here is the Ingersoll Remembrance Day Memorial Service schedule;

Town of Ingersoll Cenotaph, 130 Oxford Street, Ingersoll

10:45 am start. Seating will be available.

Presented By: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 119

 

For more information on Remembrance Day visit- http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance

 

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