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Remembrance Day Events in Montreal

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Remembrance Day events in Montreal include gun salutes, commemorations and more.
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Honoring the men and women who sacrificed their well-being to protect ours, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is recognized in silence across the country since 1919, a traditional tribute to Canada's armed forces who died in the throes of war and peacekeeping efforts.

Remembrance Day, originally known as Armistice Day, marked the end of World War I, which occurred on November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. In addition to parades and commemorations across cities and small towns, all Canadian flags on federal government buildings are flown at half-mast and schools across the country observe at least a moment of silence at 11 a.m.

Remembrance Day in Montreal is also referred to as Jour du Souvenir and this year's Armistice Day -- November 11, 2013 -- falls on a Monday. Below are a series of commemorations open to the public. Most are free.

2013 REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENTS IN MONTREAL

November 6, 2013
Dawson College Recognizes Veterans' Contributions to Peace
“Dawson College organize a ceremony at the Peace Garden for the second time. This event highlights Veteran's contribution to peace. This year, there will be a special recognition of the Korean War Veterans.”
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Dawson College, Peace Garden, 3040 Sherbrooke West (map)
INFO: view webpage

November 7, 2013
Remembrance Day Ceremony
"Each year with the support of local members of government, schools, and local communities and religious institutes; The Town of Hampstead puts on a Remembrance Day Ceremony in honor of our fallen soldiers and victims of the Holocaust."
When: 11:15 a.m.
Where: Hampstead Park, 30 Lyncroft(map)
INFO: view webpage

November 7, 2013
McGill University's MacDonald Campus Remembrance Day Ceremony
"Join Macdonald Campus faculty, staff and students, along with guests from the Ste-Anne's Veterans' Hospital and our John Abbott College and Macdonald High School colleagues, as we remember those who have fallen. Procession begins at 10:15 from the Memorial Arch, Raymond Building; Remembrance Day Ceremony begins at 10:30 at the War Memorial in front of the Raymond Building."
When: 10:15 a.m.
Where: Memorial Arch and War Memorial, 21111 Lakeshore Road (map)
INFO: view webpage

November 10, 2013
Remembrance Day Celebration at the Montreal West Cenotaph
"A ceremony of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph in Montreal West on Sunday November 10th 2013 at 12:30 pm honoring our local veterans and their families. Starting with a procession from the corner of Curzon and Westminster North at 12:15 pm. Please come and join us."
When: 12:15 p.m.
Where: Montreal West Cenotaph, 50 Westminster South, Montreal West, Quebec (map)
INFO: view webpage

November 10, 2013
Remembrance Day Celebrations
"Join members of Westmount City Council to commemorate Westmount soldiers who fell in battle."
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Westmount Cenotaph on Sherbrooke Street West between Clark and Argyle (map)
INFO: view webpage

November 11, 2013
Remembrance Day at the Outremont Cenotaph
The cenotaph commemoration ceremony will be followed by a reception gathering at Théâtre Outremont at 1248 avenue Bernard.
When: 10:45 a.m.
Where: Cénotaphe du parc Outremont (Elmwood at McDougall), Outremont, Quebec (map)
INFO: view webpage

November 11, 2013
Remembrance Day Commemorative Ceremony CANCELLED
"We regret to inform you that the November 11 Remembrance Day ceremonies held at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour for the past two years will not be held in 2013. The fact that there is virtually no parking space available at the National Field of Honour makes the holding of a sizeable ceremony impossible on a weekday, with currently available options. The Last Post Fund will work on resolving this issue in time for next year’s Remembrance Day ceremony and hopes to see a very large turnout in 2014 to honour our Veterans."
When: N/A
Where: Last Post Fund National Field of Honour, 703 Donegani, Pointe-Claire (map)
INFO: view webpage

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