The Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony in the Town of Lasalle takes place at LaSalle Cenotaph Park on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Members of the community will come together and honour the men and women of the Canadian Military, past and present at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony.
In addition to a moment of silence, there will be a wreath laying service. The Prime Ministers of both Sandwich Secondary School and St. Thomas of Villanova School will bring greetings on behalf of their schools.
The Sandwich Secondary School Band will also take part in the memorial service.
The Remembrance Day Service offers a poignant reminder to all of the inhumanity of war, as well as a chance to remember all who have lost their lives for our country.
All are welcome to attend.
The ceremony will begin at 11 o’clock.
LaSalle Cenotaph Park is located outside the LaSalle Civic Centre at 5950 Malden Road.
About the Lasalle Cenotaph
LaSalle Cenotaph Park was constructed in 2014. The original granite Cenotaph now sits atop a new platform with a larger memorial design. The unique design remembers Canada’s military personnel, and is a great teaching tool looking at some of Canada’s military history.
The steel plate at the top is in reference to the harshness of war. The most unique feature of the Cenotaph is the slotted top in the steel plate. The slotted top allows for a beam of light that traces the sun’s movement across the face of the map that is located behind the monument. The positioning of the memorial is calibrated to the sun so that the beam of light will be on central Europe at 11:00 a.m. every November 11, commemorating Remembrance Day in perpetuity.