Remembrance Day ceremonies in Abbotsford

The event takes place at the cenotaph in Thunderbird Memorial Square

  • Nov. 8, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Remembrance Day ceremonies take place in Abbotsford on Nov. 11. Above is a scene from the 2013 event.

Remembrance Day ceremonies take place in Abbotsford on Nov. 11. Above is a scene from the 2013 event.

Branch 15 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford will host a Remembrance Day Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

The ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in Thunderbird Memorial Square off Veterans Way.

The parade commences at 10:40 a.m. and spectators are urged to arrive by 10:30 a.m.

Certain roads will be closed to vehicles from 10 to 11 a.m due to the ceremony:

• Simon Avenue from Trethewey to Garden

• Cruickshank Street from Simon to George Ferguson Way

• Trethewey Street from South Fraser Way to George Ferguson Way

• Veterans Way from Trethewey to Thunderbird Memorial Square

Remembrance Day is observed on Nov. 11 to recall the end of the First World War in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Two minutes of silence are observed at 11 a.m.