On Monday, November 11th, 2019, a variety of organizations and locations throughout Almonte, Carleton Place and surrounding areas, will be hosting their annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Remembrance Day is all about showing respect and gratitude to members of our Armed Forces who are either currently serving or have previously and have sacrificed for our country. Pay tribute by visiting one of the local ceremonies this upcoming Monday.
Almonte: Annually, the town of Almonte shows their support by gathering at the Almonte Cenotaph. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. the Almonte Legion Branch 240 Pipe Band will lead the parade from the legion on Bridge Street down to the Cenotaph which is located in front of the Old Town Hall. The ceremony itself takes place at the Cenotaph.
Carleton Place: Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Carleton Place will be hosting a parade and ceremony. The parade will start at the Town Hall and end at the Cenotaph which is located at the Carleton Place Memorial Park. The first gun salute will take place at 11 a.m.. In addition to the beautiful ceremony, the Carleton Place Legion Branch 192 hosts a light lunch afterwards and extends the invitation to anyone and everyone!
Clayton: You’d never guess that the tiny town of Clayton is host to such a big and beautiful Remembrance Day service. Join the residents of Clayton as they honour members of the military. Beginning with a parade at the community hall at 10:45 a.m. followed by a service to start at the Clayton Cenotaph at 11:00am. The residents of Clayton also host a lunch, which is open to the public, following the ceremony at the Clayton Community Hall.
If you are unable to make a service on Monday, both the township of Horton and Calabogie host services on Sunday, November 10th from 2-3 pm. The Calabogie ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph located on Madawaska Street and the township of Horton holds their service at the Horton Community Centre.
Volunteers are out all over town ready to accept a donation in exchange for a poppy, so, make sure to pick-up a poppy as soon as you can! Where or how do you normally observe Remembrance Day? I’d love to hear about other services going on in our area. Feel free to send me a message or contact me via Facebook or Instagram!