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Saturday , 5 December 2020

Remembrance Day Ceremony scaled down in Vermilion

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 11 will host a scaled down Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph in Vermilion on November 11.

Guests will be assembling at the Cenotaph at 10:45am and the ceremony will begin at 10:55am.

“We thank you for your continued support of Remembrance Day,” said Poppy Chairman, Marcel Lefebvre.

“Unfortunately we will not be able to host a lunch at the Legion branch this year.”

Wreaths can be laid ahead of time from November 10, until 10am on November 11.

Only federal and provincial government, as well as town and legion wreaths will be laid during the ceremony, and a short program will follow.

Mayor Caroline McAuley asked that residents remember to wear masks, and legion members said that they will be practicing social distancing during the ceremony.

“Please let’s all do our part to honour our fallen comrades in this time of uncertainty. Lest we forget,” said Lefebvre.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.