image from CTV News. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne is encouraging people of all ages to attend one of the more than 175 Remembrance Day ceremonies being held in communities across Ontario today to honour the men and women who have served our country in times of conflict and peace.

Ontario’s official Ceremony of Remembrance will be held this morning at Queen’s Park, marking the end of Remembrance Week. The Premier will be joined by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs; Brigadier-General S.M. Cadden; Honorary Lieutenant General Richard Rohmer; Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day; President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Margaret Froh; and Elder Garry Sault of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation to honour the courage and sacrifices that have helped shape our country.

Veterans and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families, cadets and others will pay tribute and lay wreaths.

The Queen’s Park ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m., and will include a 21-gun salute, a moment of silence, a reading of In Flanders Fields, performances by a cappella quartet Yonge Guns and a youth pledge. It will conclude with an invitation to those attending to pin their poppies to the People’s Wreath.

Those unable to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony are encouraged to watch the Queen’s Park livestream starting at 10:45 a.m. or pause and observe a personal moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. wherever you may be.

 

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