With the festive season on the horizon, don’t forget to stop and reflect on Remembrance Day. It’s important to find an emotional connection to Remembrance Day to ensure that its significance is not forgotten in our busy lives. It is probably easier than you think to find that connection, it could be a relative that has served in the past, a friend/family serving now, or even could be a friend or co-work that has a connection to the military in some way, you may even be new to Canada and came here for the opportunities available in this country.
Buy a red poppy during the next couple of days and consider attending one of these services to ensure that memories of our veterans live on for years to come. These men and women served to protect the lifestyle we currently enjoy, stopping to remember this November 11 is the least we can do.
There are 2 Ceremonies taking place in Calgary North;
- Jubilee Auditorium Remembrance Day Service: 14th Street and 16th Avenue N.W. The service begins at 10 a.m. on November 11.
- Aero Space Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony: 4629 McCall Way N.E. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on November 11. (this event would be especially interesting as the museum has planes used in both WWI and WWII on display)
Or if you don’t mind travelling a bit farther;
- The Military Museums Remembrance Day Service: 4520 Crowchild Trail S.W. The service begins at 10:45 a.m. on November 11.
- Remembrance Day Union Cemetery Tour: 28 Ave. and Spiller Rd. S.W. Tours are given in memory of fallen Canadian Forces and Mounted Police. Tours start at 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. on November 11.