Kingston’s proud military roots run deep, which makes the Limestone City a perfect place to find yourself in on Remembrance Day. In fact, there are numerous Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place on November 11th at local area schools, churches, as well as retirement and long-term care facilities. With most public ceremonies commencing around 10:45 and lasting between 30-40 minutes, taking part in a ceremony is tremendously easy, rewarding and memorable. Accordingly, we’ve compiled a brief list of local ceremonies to help you commemorate Remembrance Day in Kingston.
- 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
- Martello Unit 337, 317 Gore Road.
- Navy Memorial, located at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, 55 Ontario Street (approximately 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
- Queen’s University (West Campus), located at Duncan McArthur Hall, 511 Union Street
- Wolfe Island, Town Hall, located at 1191 Road 96
Remembrance Day is an important opportunity for us to honour those who have served in the military, as well as those who continue to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. Wherever you decide to show your respect and reflect on the sacrifices made, the shared goal is to remember. Lest we Forget.
Thanks to Lauren Turner for today’s photo.