Remembrance Day

Honour and Remember

The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen.

2020 commemorations will look different from years past. Pandemic restrictions have meant significantly smaller ceremonies, or their outright cancellation. Other gatherings are being replaced with virtual ceremonies. For the first time ever, people are asked not to attend ceremonies in person.

Nevertheless, the tradition of Remembrance will continue, and Canada’s Fallen will not be forgotten. The Royal Canadian Legion encourages all Canadians to observe a moment of silence on November 11, to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. 

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The Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

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The National Remembrance Day Ceremony

This Remembrance Day, Canadians are urged to watch the National Remembrance Day Ceremony from their homes. Watch live on TV or Facebook, and join Canadians in a collective moment of silence.

Remembrance Ceremonies across Canada

Royal Canadian Legion members take pride in organizing Remembrance Day Ceremonies across Canada and abroad. While this year's ceremonies will look different, the Legion is finding ways to continue the traditions of Remembrance so that Canada ‘never forgets.’

Virtual Wall of Honour

Honour and remember Canada’s Veterans through the Legion's Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance.

 

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Two Minutes of Silence

The most sacrosanct and central element in Remembrance is the Two Minutes of Silence. EXPLORE…

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Words of Remembrance

What does Remembrance mean to you? Share your words in our gallery of Remembrance. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS…

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Donate to the Poppy Fund

Through your generosity, the Legion helps all of Canada’s Veterans and their families. DONATE…

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Silver Cross Mother

Each year, the Legion selects a National Silver Cross Mother to represent the Mothers of Canada. EXPLORE…