Remembrance Day 2019

Posted by Lyndsay Hart on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 12:02pm.

We must remember.

For many of us, war is something that we see in history books, newspapers, or on a television screen. Many of us now were born during a time of peace and only see war happening in distant parts of the world. We can often take for granted the freedom that we are afforded each and every day. Remembrance Day is a time to remember the courage and sacrifices our military forces made for us. Not only the men and women who fought in the wars, but their families who lost their loved ones because they willingly chose to fight to preserve our peace and make the world a better place.

This Remembrance Day, we gather to honour our Veterans and pay tribute to the brave men and women, who over many years, have answered the call to serve.  

 Lest We Forget

 Below, you will find a list of Remembrance Day Ceremonies throughout the Region.

 

In Flanders Fields

BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

 Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

  

Ceremonies 

Grand Parade:

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:30 a.m.

Where: War Memorial, Parade Square, Argyle Street

 

Point Pleasant Park:

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sailor’s Memorial, Point Pleasant Park, Point Pleasant Drive

 

Halifax Citadel:

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 11:00 a.m.

Where: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Halifax

*Free admission from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.*

  

Korea War Memorial

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:45 a.m.

Where: Stratford Way in Clayton Park West

 

Fish Hatchery Park

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:45 a.m.

Where: Fish Hatchery Park, Bedford Hwy

 

Sullivan’s Pond

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth

 

Sackville Cenotaph

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sackville Heritage Park, Memory Lane, 5 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville

 

Hammonds Plains – Lucasville Remembrance Day Ceremony

When: November 11th, 2019 – 10:30 am

Where: Cenotaph in Uplands Park, 2 Crestfield Drive, Hammonds Plains

 

Fairview Legion

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:45 a.m.

Where: 50 Hillcrest Street, Halifax, Branch 142

*There's also a reception open to the public in the hall downstairs right after with sandwiches, sweets, tea and coffee. Everyone's welcome!*

 

You can find your local Legion Branches HERE for ceremonies in your area.

 

After the ceremonies are over, you should head down to Pier 21 for their exhibit Remembering the Battle of Passchendaele

When: November 11th, 2019 – 10:30 am

Where: Canadian Museum of Immigration Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd., Halifax

 

If we missed anything and you would like to be included on this list, please email lyndsay.hart@c21.ca with details.

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