Remembrance Day ceremony to be held in Abbotsford

Events take place Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Thunderbird Memorial Square

  • Nov. 6, 2015 5:00 p.m.
The annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony takes place in Abbotsford on Wednesday

The annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony takes place in Abbotsford on Wednesday

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

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

The parade commences at 10:30 a.m., leaving from Garden and Simon streets.

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the local youth cadet corps are among those who will participate in the ceremony, which includes a parade and laying of the wreaths.

Two minutes of silence are observed at 11 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; and

• 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.