Remembrance Day Ceremony in Windsor Honours Veterans Despite Pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony took place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square. The ceremony was changed up this year to follow public health guidelines while remembering those who served the military and law enforcement, those continue to serve, and those who are no longer with us.

The City of Windsor partnered with the Windsor Veterans Memorial Services Committee, local military representatives, Windsor Police Service and performing artists for a small ceremony. This year spectators were asked not to attend due to the limited space and requirements to physically distance. The service was broadcast via Facebook Live on the City of Windsor’s Facebook page. YourTV will also rebroadcast the ceremony at 4pm and 9pm.

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 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

CH2A Aircraft Flying over City of Windsor Cenotaph on Remembrance Day

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association pilots and aircraft flying over the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor City Hall Square during a Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Wreaths City of Windsor Cenotaph

Wreaths laid at the Cenotaph at City Hall Square in Windsor, ON, honouring Veterans during a Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Windsor Cenotaph

A scaled down COVID-19 pandemic Remembrance Day Ceremony taking place at the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph located at the City of Windsor’s City Hall Square on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo by Kirk Harris / K&M Photography.

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