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Richmond Remembrance Day ceremony going virtual

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:45 PDT, Thu October 29, 2020

November marks an important time when we remember and commemorate the individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. To continue that important tradition and maintain public safety during the pandemic, the City of Richmond will host an online Remembrance Day service this year.

The 2020 Remembrance Day service will be broadcast online on Nov. 11 starting after 10:30 a.m. The Richmond Remembrance Day Committee asks that the public refrain from gathering at city hall this year, and remember in place from wherever you are at 11 a.m. Members of the public are encouraged to participate virtually in the online service to honour the individuals who gave their lives to serve and protect Canada this Remembrance Day.

Access to the live broadcast of the closed ceremony will be available on the city’s website at www.richmond.ca/remember. The schedule for the official online ceremonies will be posted to the webpage prior to Nov. 11. There will be two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m.

Also on the website starting tomorrow (Oct. 30), the City of Richmond invites residents to download and display a poster featuring the poppy design, which pays tribute to those who fought for Canada’s freedom and remembers the sacrifices they made. Poppy pins will be available to pick up by donation from community facilities to support the Royal Canadian Legion’s 2020 national poppy campaign from Nov. 2.

Leading up to Remembrance Day, visit the Richmond Museum on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and Friends of the Richmond Archives on Facebook for additional content highlighting artefacts and stories that represent the war and home front experience.

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