Here’s what is happening in Hamilton for Remembrance Day 2021


Published November 9, 2021 at 1:46 pm

Lest we forget.

Remembrance Day 2021 is this Thursday (Nov. 11) and while there are some in-person events this year in Hamilton, most are by invitation only but can be also accessed virtually.

The City of Hamilton Remembrance Day Service at the Gore Park cenotaph is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be broadcast live on Cable 14 or on the city’s YouTube channel.

Anyone wanting to have a wreath laid at the cenotaph must deliver their wreaths before Nov. 11 to the Hamilton Military Museum at 610 York Blvd. The wreaths will be placed at the cenotaph by members of the Hamilton Veterans Committee during Thursday’s service.

Following guidance from the Canadian Armed Forces, the Hamilton Veterans Committee has recommended to City Council that the Garrison Parade scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 14 be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Hamilton’s Warplane Heritage Museum will be hosting a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday in addition to the traditional Avro Lancaster flyover.

The ceremony will be broadcast live via CHCH and runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will not be an audience in the building due to COVID-19 limitations for the ceremony and the museum will remain closed to the public until 1 p.m.

The Lancaster takes off at 10 a.m. and its flyover can be tracked online.

The Hamilton Public Library has compiled lists of books for adults and children about Remembrance Day as well as lists of videos and movies to help their members commemorate the day.

The National Remembrance Day service in Ottawa starts at 10:45 a.m. and will be broadcast live on the Royal Canadian Legion’s Facebook page and television.

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