Remembrance Day in Niagara Falls
Remembrance Day in Niagara Falls is full of many events to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I.
Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”. World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28th, 1919. The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
There are a number of ceremonies taking place for Remembrance Day in Niagara Falls at the Gale Centre located at 4171 Fourth Avenue at 11:00 am on November 11th, 2014. Here is a video from the 2011 Remembrance Day event held at the same arena:
Here is a full list of Remembrance Day events in the Region of Niagara:
Mather Arch: 130 Garrison Rd. on Nov. 9, 2014 @ 1 p.m.
Ridgeway Cenotaph: 228 South Mill St. on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11 a.m.
Stevensville Hall: 2508 Stevensville Rd. on Nov. 9, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Grimsby Cenotaph: 233 Elizabeth St. on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11 a.m.<!–tr id=”lincoln”>
Gale Centre: 4171 Fourth Ave. on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11 a.m.
Centennial Park: 999 Church St. on Nov. 9, 2014 @ 8:30 a.m.
Old Pelham Town Hall: 491 Canboro Rd. on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11 a.m.
H. H. Knoll Path Cenotaph: H. H. Knoll Lakeview Park on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 10:45 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 24): Church St. on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 9:55 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 350): 57 Lakeport Rd. on Nov. 9, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion (Polish Veterans Branch 418): 294 Vine St. on Nov. 9, 2014 @ 12 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion: 3 Ormond St. S. on Nov. 9, 2014 @ 1 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion (Memorial Park): 20 Chapel St. S. on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion: 363 Morningstar Ave. on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 10:45 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion: 172 St. Catharines St. on Nov. 11, 2014 @ 10:45 a.m.
Should Remembrance Day be a national holiday? What do you think? Read the article here from the Niagara Falls Review.