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Remembrance Day ceremonies adjusted for COVID-19 again this year

Legion Branch 43 Prince George is working towards another Remembrance Day adjusted for COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

“The Legion is committed to creating a safe and memorable Remembrance Day ceremony – we know how meaningful the event is to our members and the general public,” said Branch President Margaret Goings. “The 2021 ceremony will take place outdoors at the Cenotaph in front of City Hall. Our broadcast partner CKPG-TV will live stream the ceremony on and over-the-air on CKPG television 10:30-11:30 a.m. It will re-run on both platforms from 3-4 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.”

There are a variety of Remembrance events taking place in the city leading up to November 11:

October 29, 10 a.m. – Launch of the Poppy campaign at the Cenotaph.
Poppies will be available by donation at locations throughout the city. New for 2021 is the touch-less HSBC “Pay Tribute” tap-enabled donation boxes. This year marks the 100 anniversary of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance. The Legion will have special edition, keepsake poppies available for sale at the Branch office.

October 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Scouts will be at the Prince George cemetery installing flags on the graves of veterans.

November 11, 11 a.m. – Official Remembrance ceremony that includes remarks of welcome, wreath laying, reading of Flanders Fields and two minutes of silence.

The Prince George Legion was formed in 1926 and has been providing services to veterans and their families in Prince George for 95 years. The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to ensuring Canadians never forget. Through our programs and events we remember and thank those who served and sacrificed for our country.

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