The National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa

On November 11th each year, Canadians stand in collective Remembrance of all who have fallen in the military service of their country. 

The Legion, on behalf of the people of Canada, organizes and conducts the National Remembrance Day service in Ottawa.

 

Remembrance Day 2019 Tomb of Unknown Soldier

 

2021 National Remembrance Day Ceremony Overview

The 2021 National Remembrance Day Ceremony will be planned in accordance with national and local regulations. The Ceremony will be live at the National War Memorial, and will be modified to meet local health guidelines.

 

The Legion is pleased to welcome back spectators to the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial. Changes to crowd restrictions by the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa have made this possible. People will need to remain distanced and wear a mask. Ceremony will also be broadcast live on Facebook and TV. We will Remember Them. 

Learn more about anticipated changes. 

 

All Veterans welcome!

While a Veterans' Parade is not possible this year, all Veterans are welcome to participate at the Ceremony. Chairs will be available. Please go to the gate located at Sparks Street before 10:30 AM to gain entry to the site. Per local health guidelines, masks are required.

 

Watch the Ceremony on TV or online

    Ceremony Program Schedule

    Ceremony starts at approximately 10:45 am.

    - Arrival of Dignitaries
    - O Canada
    - Last Post
    - (11:00 am) Two Minutes of Silence
    - Lament
    - Rouse
    - Act of Remembrance
    - Prayers
    - Placing of Wreaths
    - Benediction
    - God Save the Queen
    - Dignitaries depart and ceremony concludes

      Road Closures

      The City of Ottawa will restrict road access around the National War Memorial before and during the ceremony.

      Participate in the Act of Remembrance

      There are many ways Canadians can take a moment on November 11th to honour and thank all who served, and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

       

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      Watch the Ceremony Live

      Watch the National Remembrance Day Ceremony live on the Legion’s Facebook page. Watch on Facebook…

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      Observe 2 Minutes of Silence

      On November 11 at 11:00 am, join millions of Canadians in observing two minutes of silence to honour, remember and thank all who served and sacrificed.

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      Order a Wreath for the Ceremony

      The Royal Canadian Legion is giving the public the opportunity to purchase a wreath for the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial. Learn more…

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      Youth and Remembrance

      Family and student activities to do on Remembrance Day. Check them out.…

      Wreaths

       

      In honour of those who served and in memory of those who fell

      Thank you to the individuals and organizations who purchased a wreath to honour the Fallen at the 2021 National Remembrance Day Ceremony. Lest We Forget wreaths will fill the National War Memorial - a visual tribute to honour Canada's Veterans, and a reminder that we will 'never forget'.

       
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