Guide to Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Kingston in 2016
On Friday November 11th, Canadians will pause to reflect upon the sacrifices of many, which we annually commemorate on Remembrance Day. Some will mark the occasion in their own special way, while others will seek out a local Remembrance Day ceremony to attend. To help get you there, we’re sharing a list of local ceremonies that you can attend. With most ceremonies commencing at 10:45 and lasting between 30-40 minutes, taking part in one of these important commemorative events is simple, rewarding and memorable:
- Barriefield Rock Garden Cenotaph, located on the corner of Highways 2 and 15.
- City of Kingston, Cross of Sacrifice, located at King and Barrie Streets by the Murney Tower
- Navy Memorial, located at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, 55 Ontario Street (starts around 11:40)
- Royal Military College of Canada, Memorial Arch, located at Highway 2 and Valour Drive
- Queen’s University (Main Campus), located at Grant Hall, 35 University Avenue
- Wolfe Island, Town Hall, located at 1191 Road 96
Remembrance Day is an important opportunity for Kingstonians to honour those who have served in the military, as well as those who continue to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces at home and abroad. Wherever you decide to show your respect and reflect on the sacrifices made, the shared goal is to remember. Lest we Forget.
Photo credit to Patrick McDonald.