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2013 News and Information

Richmond Remembers War Heroes on November 11

06 November 2013

The City of Richmond will be honouring all those who have served, and continue to serve, our country on Remembrance Day. The public is invited to come out to Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, on Monday morning, November 11 and observe the service that will take place at the cenotaph, located on the east side of City Hall.

“Over the decades, thousands of brave and heroic men and women have left families and friends at home to serve our country,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “On this special day, I urge everyone to take a moment of silence and pay tribute to those who represent Canada during times of war, conflict and peace.”

New this year, Richmond’s Remembrance Day service will be simulcast into City Hall Council Chambers. Everyone is welcome inside but space is limited. First seating preference will be given to those who may not be able to stand outside for the duration of the service.

A military parade will start marching from Minoru Park towards the City Hall cenotaph at 10:20 a.m. The parade includes the Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Association members, representation from public safety agencies and cadet organizations, a colour party and a veterans platoon.

The official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph will begin at 10:40 a.m. There will be two minutes of silence at 11 a.m., which will followed by wreath-laying.

After the ceremonies are complete, the parade will march off and the public is invited to a Remembrance Day reception in the City Hall Galleria. This is a free event where people can listen to music by the R.C. Palmer Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Essonance Chamber Choir, as well as warm up with coffee and snacks provided by Outpost Mini Donut Co., Diplomat Bakery and Broadmoor Bakery. There will also be an interesting Remembrance Day display assembled by the City of Richmond Archives, Friends of the Richmond Archives and Richmond Public Library.

Portions of No. 3 Road near City Hall will be closed for approximately two and a half hours to facilitate the event. There will be minimal temporary traffic disruption along Granville Avenue and Minoru Boulevard during the post ceremony parade.

For more information, please contact the City of Richmond at 604-276-4000.