Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery

MEDIA ADVISORY

Members of the public and media are invited to attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto on November 11 at 10 a.m. to honour and remember those who have given their lives in all branches of the military while in the service of their country in times of war, conflict and peace.

The ceremony is hosted by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at the steps of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum* near the monument dedicated to the most decorated war hero in the history of Canada, the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations, Lieutenant-Colonel/Wing Commander William Barker, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.

As part of the ceremony of remembrance, members of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 16 Wing Borden will parade and lay poppy wreaths.

The full service will include:
· Colour Party and parade contingent takes up position at Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum
· O’ Canada
· Parade will remove Headdress and Stand Easy
· Religious ceremony
· Replace headdress.
· Last post
· Two minutes silence
· Reveille
· Lament
· Wreath laying
· God Save the Queen
· Closing prayer
· Colour Party resumes their position at the front of the parade.
· March off of the Colours
· All dismissed

Canada has a strong and proud military heritage. On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, we stop and maintain silence for two minutes to think about our veterans, and those who never lived to be recognized as veterans.

We will remember them.
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*Enter through the Yonge Street entrance of the Cemetery on the east side of Yonge Street Just North of St. Clair Avenue. Turn left inside the gates and follow the yellow line on the road to the Mausoleum. Google map:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries is a not-for-profit organization established in 1826. MPGC maintains 10 cemeteries, four crematoria, and 14 mausoleums across the Greater Toronto Area. For more information: http://www.mountpleasantgroup.com

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