Remembrance Day 2020

This year on November 11, there will be no public Remembrance Day ceremony in the District of North Vancouver due to the pandemic.

District Mayor and Council hosted a modified Remembrance Day ceremony on November 9 at Cates Park / Whey-ah-wichen, with pandemic safety precautions in place to remember the Canadians who served and sacrificed for our country.

WATCH | District Remembrance Day ceremony 2020

How to honour those who have served our country

It’s important for all of us to find safe ways to honour the courage of Canadians who fought to defend our way of life and the freedoms that we enjoy today.

In addition to observing two minutes of silence in your own home at 11am, here are other ways to honour those who have served our country:

  • Take some time to share their story, look at old photographs, read old letters, and remember them. 
  • Please consider visiting your local cenotaph or memorial on an alternative day or at an alternative time to avoid unsafe crowding.
  • Plant poppy seeds or grow a garden of remembrance in your yard.
  • Visit the Canadian War Museum website to learn more about the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the men and women who served and sacrificed for the freedoms and peace we have today. 
  • Recognize National Aboriginal Veterans Day on November 8.
  • Consider donating online instead of through a physical poppy display box.
  • The National Remembrance Day Ceremony will be broadcast via Facebook Live on November 11, starting live at 7:45am PST.
  • Use #RememberInPlace to follow along on social media. 
  • Pick-up a copy of the November 4 edition of the North Shore News for a pull-out Remembrance Day poster to put up in your window. 

This Remembrance Day, thank you for staying home, staying safe, and remembering in place.

Learn more about Remembrance Day on the Legion website.

Find out how you can honour veterans this year