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.”
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI (The Great War) and Canadians across the country will pay tribute with the “Bells of Peace.”
Bells of Peace
At sunset on November 11, the bells will ring at Parliament Hill, city halls, places of worship, military bases, Naval vessels and at ceremonies across the country to honour Canada’s Veterans and commemorate the end of the First World War. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.
When you hear the bells toll on November 11, take a moment to pause and remember all those who served and sacrificed.
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 3
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 Ceremony in Riverside | November 3
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/new Riverside Miracle Park.
Town of Lasalle Remembrance Day Ceremony | November 9
Join the community at LaSalle Cenotaph Park located outside the LaSalle Civic Centre for the town’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony.
Windsor Peace Coalition Movie Night & Discussion | November 9
Join the Windsor Peace Coalition at 7pm with for movie night featuring the film “Outskirts”, set in Russia during the war years 1914-17, at one ten park, located at 110 Park St. West.
100 Years Worth Remembering, End of WWI Exhibit & Event | November 10
The Essex Municipal Heritage Committee, in collaboration with the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village, present “100 Years Worth Remembering” in recognition and celebration of the end of World War 1. This free event, features the Souterrain Impressions exhibit, a collection of reproduced World War 1 cave carvings which were made by Canadian soldiers as they waited to move to the forward trenches before the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917.
Leamington Remembrance Day “1918 Remembered” Concert | November 10
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra Intimate Classics Series 1918 Remembered is a moving Remembrance Day program that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. This is a tribute to those experienced the horror and devastation of the Great War and begins with a pre-concert talk at the Leamington United Mennonite Church.
Windsor Peace Coalition Anti-War Picket | November 10
Join the Windsor Peace Coalition during their weekly anti-war picket from 11 am to noon, this week’s theme is Remembrance as Never Again! and what that means today. The picket takes place in front of the entrance to Jackson Park.
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.
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.
Comber Remembrance Day Ceremony | November 11
A Remembrance Day Ceremony takes place at the Comber Veterans Memorial Gardens. Join the community at the Cenotaph located in Veterans Memorial Gardens in Comber and pay tribute to those who sacrificed and currently serve in the Canadian Military. Bells for Peace initiative will be observed by the St. Andrews United Church in Comber with the ringing of the church bells 100 times at dusk (5:15pm) to commemorate the ending of WW1.
Belle River Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony (Lakeshore) | 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.
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 1:15pm winding through downtown Harrow and arrive at the Cenotaph located at the parkette (Veterans Memorial Park) for the service.
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. A dinner will also take place in the evening.
Chimczuk Museum Free Admission on Remembrance Day | November 11
Museum Windsor is honouring Remembrance Day with free admission to the Chimczuk Museum. In addition to free admission, the Chimczuk Museum will be unveiling two new mini-exhibits: “Remembering Armistice 1918 – 2018” and “Spanish Flu: The Windsor Experience 1918 -1919.”
Windsor Remembrance Day “1918 Remembered” Concert | November 10
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra Intimate Classics Series 1918 Remembered is a moving Remembrance Day program that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. This is a tribute to those experienced the horror and devastation of the Great War and begins with a pre-concert talk at the University of Windsor’s Assumption Hall.
Windsor Peace Coalition Open Studio Reception | November 11
Following the Remembrance Day service in Windsor join the Windsor Peace Coalition Open Studio Reception at one ten park for a cultural program with poetry readings and other forms of remembrance.
Do You Know of Any Remembrance Day Ceremonies or Events Happening in Windsor Essex County?
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