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Remembrance Day Ceremonies at City Hall

Remembrance Day ceremonies at City HallThe Richmond Remembrance Day committee organizes the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11 at the Richmond Cenotaph, located on the east side of City Hall.

This important annual event honours and remembers Canadian service personnel who gave their lives in the service of our country.

Every year, there is a Remembrance Day parade that features several hundred marchers, including veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and representatives from public safety agencies and cadet organizations.

The parade begins at 10:20 am, official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph begin at 10:40 a.m. and a two minute silence is observed at 11:00 a.m., which is then followed by wreath-laying.

The public is always invited to come out and attend this impressive ceremony.

The Annual Remembrance Day reception will be held in the City Hall Galleria following the ceremony. This is a free event where people can warm up with a hot drink and something sweet, talk about the ceremony and connect with other community members, and view a number of interesting Remembrance Day displays put together by the City of Richmond Archives and the Friends of the Richmond Archives. Receptions guests will also be treated to music by Richmond Peace Children’s Choir. 

Web Streaming of Remembrance Day Ceremonies
The Remembrance Day service will be streamed online. To access the live webcast, please click on Watch Live button when it is available.

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Recordings of previous ceremonies are archived below.

Video Archives

2017  2017 Remembrance Day ceremonies (1 hour 12 minutes) 
2016 2016 Remembrance Day ceremonies (1 hour 21 minutes)
2015 2015 Remembrance Day ceremonies (1 hour 15 minutes) 
2014 2014 Remembrance Day ceremonies (1 hour 14 minutes)

We Will Remember Them
The City’s cenotaph is a monument that serves as a daily reminder to honour those who hailed from Richmond and died for our country in times of war.

We Will Remember Them: The lives behind the Richmond Cenotaph is a publication from the City of Richmond Archives that delves into who these young men were.

To learn more about these courageous soldiers and the City of Richmond cenotaph, please click here

News Releases

05-Nov-18 Annual Remembrance Day ceremony to take place at Richmond City Hall 
02-Nov-17 Richmond to commemorate Remembrance Day with annual City Hall Ceremony 
04-Nov-16  Annual Remembrance Day ceremony to take place at City Hall 
03-Nov-15  Richmond commemorates war heroes with Remembrance Day service and poppies 
04-Nov-14 Richmond’s Remembrance Day ceremonies honours Canadian heroes
06-Nov-13 Richmond Remembers War Heroes on November 11