Moncton’s Remembrance Day service is being held at the Moncton Coliseum. It begins at 10:30am. Thousands of people generally attend, with organizers anticipating an increased interest this year, given recent deaths of military and RCMP servicemen.
The Sunny Brae Legion will host a parade. It begins at the Legion, 164 Broadway Street, at 10:40am. The parade marches to the cenotaph on Massey Avenue. (If it rains, events will be held inside the Knights of Columbus Hall on Broadway.)
The City of Dieppe and the Dieppe Veterans’ Association are inviting the public to a veterans and RCMP parade taking place at École Anna-Malenfant at 11 am. The parade will take place inside the school, followed by an official ceremony.
In Riverview, a service will take place at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5 Fatima Drive. It begins at 10:50am.
A parade will begin at Legion 26 in Sackville, 15 Lorne Street, at 9:30am. The route includes Convocation Hall and the cenotaph, where wreaths will be laid at 11am, before returning to the Legion.
In Salisbury, a service will take place at the Legion (3317 Main Street) beginning at 10am. Wreaths will be laid at the cenotaph at 11am.
The Petitcodiac Legion will hold its service at the United Baptist Church at 10am, with a march to the cenotaph following. There is also a service in Elgin at 3:30pm.
The Petitcodiac War Museum, located upstairs at the Legion (18 Kay Street) has more than 5,000 artifacts on display, representing World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict, as well as our peace keepers today. It will be open 10:30am-3pm on Remembrance Day.
If you’re going to be in Fredericton for the day, children might enjoy the current Government House exhibit, Poppies4Peace. Artist Sheila McPhee created 100 paintings of poppies, many on recycled items including a large room divider, to represent the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The exhibit ends Tuesday, but there will be a Poppoes4Peace Art Show and Sale Sunday, November 16.
For a great round-up for Remembrance Day activities for little hands, check out our momstown list full of easy to make crafts.
"At three and six I worry that standing at a cenotaph is an invitation for my kids to go squirrelly and be an insult to the veterans who are being recognized. Yet, explaining the history of the poppy and reading "In Flanders Fields" doesn't seem like enough."
We'll wrap up with this lovely way to approach the discussion.