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Vancouver Remembers

This Tuesday is Remembrance Day, a day set aside to acknowledge the brave men and women who have served and who are currently serving Canada’s military.

After the events in Ottawa last month, it is more important than ever for the public to show their support for the people who put their lives on the line just by putting on the uniform.

Vancouver will be hosting a number of events to remember and acknowledge our soldiers. Here is a short list:

Generation to Generation Ceremony

Where: Jack Poole Plaza (Convention Center West)

When: 8:30 a.m.

Event: This ceremony is intended to show the generational exchange of service. A senior veteran will pass Canada’s flag to the next generation of veterans from wars overseas. The cauldron will be lit during the exchange and will continue burning until 11:00 a.m.

Victory Square Ceremony

Where: Victory Square Cenotaph (corner of Cambie and Hastings)

When: 9:45 a.m.

Event: This is the main Remembrance Day gathering in Vancouver. The event will begin with a performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir. At 10:00 a.m., the Vancouver Flag Party will lead the veterans to Victory Square. The cenotaph ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. the Last Post will be sounded followed by two minutes of silence and a 21-gun salute. The ceremony will receive a fly-by from the Royal Canadian Air Force. The event will conclude with a performance of “In Flanders Fields.”

Smaller Events:

Memorial South Park Cenotaph

Where: 41st Avenue and Windsor Street

When: 10:30 a.m.

Grandview Park

Where: Commercial Drive and Charles Street

When: 10:45 a.m.

Chinatown Memorial

Where: Keefer Street and Columbia Street

When: 12:30 p.m.

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