Remembrance Day Events Taking Place All Week in the Valley

This Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the Armistice that ended the First World War and soldiers from Garrison Petawawa will be talking about the history of World War 1 and 2 with students this week across the Valley.

Soldiers will be visiting some elementary and post-secondary schools to talk to students throughout the week before Remembrance Day Ceremonies Sunday.

2 CMBG Public Affairs Officer Captain Daniel Mazurek, says no matter where you are, there will be a service you can take part in…

“Whether you are in a small Ottawa Valley Community or you are going to choose to drive out to Ottawa and participate in the huge events, the time is always 11 o’clock, so arrive a little bit early. City Halls and Cenotaphs and Town Halls tend to get quite busy, so get there a little bit early, and if you have a chance to come out and participate, we of course really encourage them to do so, because it’s a great chance for Canadian’s to interact and share this time of Remembrance with Armed Forces Members.”

World War One is one of the most lethal conflicts that anyone has seen. 650,000 Canadians signed up and served in some capacity and 66, 000 Canadians were killed in that conflict.