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Here’s where local Remembrance Day ceremonies are happening

Remembrance Day ceremonies are taking place at cenotaphs in communities across the region this week. Public ceremonies are back after being cancelled or significantly reduced in 2020. 

In Alfred, the ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 6. The ceremony in Maxville is also on November 6, and takes place at 11 a.m. 

Three communities have ceremonies on Sunday, November 7. In L’Orignal, the ceremony is at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph beside the entrance to the beach. At noon, a ceremony will be held in Apple Hill. At 2 p.m. on November 7, a ceremony will take place at the cenotaph on Main Street beside the post office in Vankleek Hill. 

On Remembrance Day, Thursday November 11, ceremonies will be held at the local cenotaphs in Alexandria, Hawkesbury, and Williamstown at 11 a.m. The Hawkesbury cenotaph is located on Cartier Boulevard near the intersection with Higginson Street. In Alexandria, the cenotaph is located on Main Street North by the intersection with Elm Street.  

In Lancaster, the Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the cenotaph. 

A ceremony for Remembrance Day will also be held at 11 a.m. on November 11 at the cenotaph in Brownsburg.

For those who prefer to observe Remembrance Day from home, the National Remembrance Day Ceremony will be broadcasted live on television from the National War Memorial in Ottawa, on CBC, CTV, and online via the Royal Canadian Legion Facebook page www.facebook.com/CanadianLegion/  

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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