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.
The ceremony for Remembrance Day in Niagara Falls will be held at the Gale Centre located at 4171 Fourth Avenue at 11:00 am on November 11th, 2015.
Here is a list of some Remembrance Day events in the Region of Niagara:
Service held at the Jordan cenotaph @ 10:30 a.m. on November 11th, 2015.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71, 130 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie, November 11th, 2015 @ 10:45 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 230, Service at the Ridgeway Cenotaph, November 11th @ 11:00 a.m.
Grimsby Cenotaph: 233 Elizabeth St. on Nov. 11, 2015 @ 10:45 a.m. (11:00 am annual Remembrance Day Parade at Elm St. and Main St.)
Gale Centre: 4171 Fourth Ave. on Nov. 11, 2015 @ 10:45 a.m., with moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.
Clifton Hill: Vigil at the cenotaph at the bottom of Clifton Hill, November 11th, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m.
Niagara on the Lake
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 will hold 2 services:
10:45 a.m.: Queen Street cenotaph on November 11th, 2015.
12:45 p.m.: Queenston cenotaph (Niagara River Parkway at Queenston Street) on November 11th, 2015.
9:00 a.m.: Fenwick cenotaph in Centannial Park on November 11th, 2015.
10:00 a.m.: Pelham Centre cenotaph on November 11th, 2015.
11:00 a.m.: Fonthill Baptist Church on November 11th, 2015.
12:30 p.m.: Fonthill cenotaph on November 11th, 2015.
H. H. Knoll Path Cenotaph: H. H. Knoll Lakeview Park on Nov. 11, 2015 @ 10:45 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24, 111 Church Street, Remembrance Day Service and Parade to Memorial Park Cenotaph on November 11th, 2015. Service: 10:45 a.m.
Location: Memorial Park Cenotaph (Intersection of St. Paul Street West and McGuire Street)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138 , 2 Chestnut Street, Remembrance Day Service and Parade to Cenotaph on November 11th, 2015. Service: 10:45 a.m.
Location: Cenotaph (343 Merritt St.)
Royal Canadian Legion (Memorial Park): 20 Chapel St. S. on Nov. 11, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion: 363 Morningstar Av. on Nov. 11, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m.
Here is a video of Remembrance Day footage taken on Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls at the Great War Memorial. You can find this structure on Clifton Hill leading into Queen Victoria Park: