Burlington’s Remembrance Day ceremony will be live-streamed


Published October 20, 2020 at 3:47 pm

Burlington’s Remembrance Day Ceremony will be a virtual event this year.

Residents are being discouraged from attending outside ceremonies in large groups, a shift from the traditional way of honouring those in our military who have served in combat and continue to serve Canada’s interests.

The virtual event will be live-streamed at burlingtonlegion.com beginning at 11 a.m. on November 11.

Due to COVID-19 concerns and precautions, only those directly involved in delivering the ceremony will be at the Burlington Cenotaph. Those at the Cenotaph will be following COVID-19 safety protocol including physical distancing.

The 35-minute ceremony will include a colour guard, two minutes of silence, music performed by some members of the Burlington Teen Tour Band and Flanders Fields.

The sunrise ceremony at the Naval Monument is also not open to the public and will not be live-streamed.

“Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as a symbol of peace and remembrance,” said Bob Ankrett, City Liaison and Museum Curator, Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 60 Burlington. “It is our visual pledge never to forget our fellow Canadians who have fallen in defense of our country’s values and ideals. Since gathering at our memorial during these troubled COVID days is no longer possible, let us pause at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 and remember those who have fallen.”

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