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The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen. Together, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. (Source)

On 11 November 2018, 100 years will have passed since the signing of the armistice that officially ended WWI. In commemoration of this, religious organizations across Canada will be ringing their Bells at sunset on November 11. The hope of the Royal Candian Legion is that all who hear the Bells will stop and focus on the loss and sacrifice both on the battlefield and at home. (See prior article)

Here are some Remembrance Day Ceremonies happening in our area. Please consider attending to honour the sacrifice of those who have served and are still serving their country.

Beaverlodge: At 9:00 am there will be a pancake breakfast at Beaverlodge Alliance Church. At 10:00 am the parade will begin at Beaverlodge Elementary School and pass the Cenotaph on the way to the Community Centre where the service will happen at 11:00 am. There will be lunch to follow at the Anglican Church Hall.

Dawson Creek: The ceremony starts at 11:00 am at Unchaga Hall - 20808, 15th Street. Doors open at 10:00 am.

Fort St. John: The Remembrance Day Parade begins at 10:00 am on 102 St, near the School District 60 Board Office. There will be an outdoor ceremony at the Legion Cenotaph following the parade. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102 will host an indoor ceremony at 11:00 am. Following the ceremony will include a chilli and bun luncheon free of charge, various games at 1:00 pm hosted in the auditorium, and a turkey dinner at 6:00 pm for $10.00. For more information click here.

Grande Prairie: An indoor ceremony will take place at Revolution Place starting at 10:45 am with doors opening at 9:45 am. For more information click here. There will also be an outdoor ceremony at the Jubilee Park Cenotaph starting at 10:45.

Hythe: Doors open at Royal Canadian Legion Hythe Branch #93 at 10 am. The ceremony starts at 10:45, followed by a hot meal.

Wembley: People can meet at the Community Hall at 10:15. Everyone will walk over to the Cenotaph at 10:45 and the ceremony will start at 10:50. After there will be lunch back at the hall.