We’ve put together a list of Remembrance Day ceremonies, services and events happening around Windsor Essex in this Remembrance Day Events Guide. Each year on November 11th Canadians pay tribute to those in the military who made sacrifices, served and continue to serve our country in times of war and peace. All are welcome to join in honouring their contributions to the freedoms we hold dear here in Windsor Essex and across the country.
Remembrance Day marks the end of World War I (The Great War) in 1918 when the armistice (peace agreement) between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France was signed. The armistice took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”
Come honour the fallen and those who have served or currently serve while we remember the horror of war and encourage a world of peace. Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held at community cenotaphs and war memorials and other public places. Two minutes of silence, the playing of the Last Post, the recitation of In Flanders Fields, and the wearing of poppies are usually part of these Remembrance Day ceremonies.
Tecumseh Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony | November 4
Honour those who made sacrifices by attending the parade from Tecumseh Legion Branch 261 to the Town of Tecumseh Cenotaph for a pre-Remembrance Day ceremony,
Remembrance Day Service at Devonshire Mall | November 4
The Royal Canadian Legion Metropolitan Branch 594 will be holding a Remembrance Day service at Devonshire Mall.
Remembrance Day Ceremony in Riverside | November 4
The Riverside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255 will be holding a Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade at the Riverside Cenotaph located at the old Riverside Area location.
Remembrance Day Service & Lunch in Comber | November 5
Join The Comber Royal Canadian Legion Branch 241 for a pre-Remembrance Day Service at St. Andrew’s United Church. Following the church service enjoy lunch at the Comber Legion for $15.
Remembrance Dinner at the Riverside Legion | November 5
The Royal Canadian Legion Riverside Branch 255 is hosting a Remembrance Dinner on Sunday, November 5th. Enjoy a Country Style Dinner, guest speaker Catherine Johnson and live music performed by Clayton Moore Jr.
Town of Lasalle Remembrance Day Ceremony | November 10
Join the community at LaSalle Cenotaph Park located outside the LaSalle Civic Centre for the town’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony.
Windsor Classic Chorale Remembrance Day Concert | November 10
The Windsor Classic Chorale Annual Remembrance Day concert featuring The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins takes place at All Saints Church in downtown Windsor.
Amherstburg Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony | November 11
Join Royal Canadian Legion Fort Malden Branch 157 for what is expected to be the largest Remembrance Day parade, memorial service and wreath laying in Amherstburg since the ending of World War II.
Belle River Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony | November 11
A parade will march from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 399 on Notre Dame St. to the Belle River Cenotaph for the town’s annual Remembrance Day Ceremony.
City of Windsor Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony | November 11
A parade will march from Dieppe Gardens on Riverside Drive to Windsor City Hall Square. Members of the community will come together at the Windsor Memorial Cenotaph to honour the men and women of the Canadian Military, past and present at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony hosted by the HMCS Hunter.
Comber Remembrance Day Ceremony | November 11
A Remembrance Day Ceremony takes place at the Comber Veterans Memorial Gardens on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Join the community at the Cenotaph located in Vetrans Memorial Gardens in Comber and pay tribute to those who sacrificed and currently serve in the Canadian Military.
Essex Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony | November 11
The Town of Essex Remembrance Day parade, church service, and wreath laying ceremony takes place at the cenotaph at Essex United Church.
Harrow Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony | November 11
Royal Canadian Legion Harrow Branch 338 (Colchester) will hold a Remembrance Day parade and service. Those participating in the parade will form up at the Legion located at 41 McAffee Street at 1pm. The parade will March off at 1:30pm winding through downtown Harrow and arrive at the Cenotaph located at the parkette (Veterans Memorial Park) located at 28 King St W. for the service at 1:45pm.
Kingsville Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony | November 11
The Kingsville Legion will join with members of the Kingsville community to remember those veterans who gave their lives in war and during Canadian peacekeeping operations, particularly those killed in Afghanistan.
Leamington Remembrance Day Service | November 11
A Remembrance Day Service will take place at the Leamington Cenotaph on Saturday Morning.
Chimczuk Museum Free Admission on Remembrance Day | November 11
In honour of Remembrance Day, the Chimczuk Museum will be offering free admission and a guided tour of their new exhibit: Sacrifice & Courage: The Dieppe Raid Remembered.
Also happening at the museum local authors Jonathan Pinto, Marty Gervais, Elaine Weeks, and Chris Edwards will be providing short talks about their recent publications followed by book signings.
Do You Know of Any Remembrance Day Ceremonies or Events Happening in Windsor Essex County?
If you know of any Remembrance Day Ceremonies, Services, or Events happening in Windsor Essex County that belongs on this list feel free to email the details to [email protected] for our consideration.