Remembrance Day ceremonies are taking on significant importance this year due to recent events in Canada and beyond. Here are three ways you can mark this solemn occasion with your family:
1. Share what you know about Remembrance Day with you children. Read age appropriate books and poems and talk to your children about what the material means to them.
2. Make Remembrance Day crafts with your children as a way to start discussions about why we remember. Here is a round up of 11 Remembrance Day crafts you can make with your children.
3. Attend a Remembrance Day ceremony in your community. Here are just a few of the ceremonies happening across Halifax and area on November 11th. Contact your local Royal Canadian Legion for ceremony times in your community.
Remembrance Day at the Halifax Citadel
11:00am – 2:00pm
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Don’t miss the 21-gun salute at 11 am to remember the sacrifices of those who have kept Canada strong, proud and free. This year, a new exhibit at the Army Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. The Road to Vimy and Beyond includes a replica of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought in the Great War, highlighting the stories of Nova Scotians who answered the call. Museum hours are from 10 am – 2 pm and admission to the entire site is free.
4th Annual Hammonds Plains Remembrance Day Ceremony
10:45 – 12:00
11 Crestfield Drive, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia
The 4th Annual Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony will take place at Uplands Park, corner of Crestfield and Hammonds Plains Road. Please arrive by 10:45am on Tuesday, November 11th.
Preston Area Cenotaph Remembrance Day Ceremony
10:45 – 12:30
Preston Area Cenotaph
44 Simmonds Rd., North Preston, Nova Scotia
Remembrance Day ceremony honouring Veterans from the Preston Area will be held on Nov. 11, 2014 at the Cenotaph in North Preston (@ 44 Simmonds Rd.) The ceremony will start at 10:45am with a short parade and a reception will follow shortly after the ceremony at the North Preston Community Centre.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at Point Pleasant Park
Halifax Memorial, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax
Every year members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the public gather at the Sailors Monument (The Halifax Memorial) in Point Pleasant Park to honour and remember the men and women who fought in wartime.
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony
War Memorial, Grand Parade
Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia
Annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony under the direction of the Royal Canadian Legion Zone 14.
For more information on local events, visit Destination Halifax’s website.