Community, Veteran and military groups will be laying their wreaths at the Cross of Sacrifice starting at 9:30 a.m. ahead of the civic ceremony on Remembrance Day this year in Kingston.
The Civic Ceremony is set to start at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Cross of Sacrifice at King and Barrie Streets (by Murney Tower) and will wrap up at 11:15 a.m.
Dignitaries will lay several wreaths during the ceremony. The public is invited to place their poppies on the People’s Wreath, which will be laid during the service by First Capital Distinguished Citizen Brigitte McConnell. Flight Lieutenant W. David Adlam will be the receiving officer and will lay the Veterans’ Wreath during the ceremony.
King Street will be closed from Barrie Street to Lower University Street from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to accommodate the day’s activities. The ceremony will be broadcast on Cogeco at 7:30 p.m.
Kingstonians can also check with their local veterans’ organization or the Royal Canadian Legion for details on other services in the Kingston
For the Remembrance Day Civic Ceremony’s Order of Service go to: http://www.cityofkingston.ca/november11. And for more about the origins of The People’s Wreath go to: http://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/recreation/events/peopleswreath.asp.
Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Wikimedia Commons