Remembrance Day ceremonies in Abbotsford normally attract a large crowd, but the public is asked to watch from home this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Abbotsford normally attract a large crowd, but the public is asked to watch from home this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Remembrance Day ceremony goes virtual for 2020

Event on Nov. 11 will be live-streamed on city’s YouTube channel

Abbotsford’s Remembrance Day ceremony will look different this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A virtual “Remember in Place” ceremony will be held live on the City of Abbotsford YouTube channel from Thunderbird Memorial Square on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Due to public gatherings being limited to 50, only a small number of invited people will be in attendance at the event.

The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and the City of Abbotsford are encouraging the pubic to watch the live-stream, wear a poppy and/or place a poppy in their window.

Wreaths will be available for sale (cash or cheques only) through the legion – located at 2513 West Railway St. Call 604-853-1711 or email abbylegion15@shaw.ca for more information.

The wreaths will be laid at the ceremony by a select few members of the legion.

Members of the local youth cadet corps will also participate in the ceremony.

The ceremony will include the parade, laying of wreaths and two minutes of silence at 11 a.m.

RELATED: Remembrance Day planners scrambling as COVID-19 upends traditional ceremonies

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