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Day of Rememberance

  • Cross of the Cenataph Barrie St at King St. Kingston, ON Canada (map)

Event schedule

  • 9:15 a.m. – Community wreath-laying ceremony
  • 10:15 a.m. – Military/veterans groups wreath-laying ceremony
  • 10:45 a.m. – Civic Service of Remembrance (lasts about 40 minutes)

Event map

  • View the event map for both the Civic and RHCA ceremonies

Order of service

  • Parade marches on
  • O Canada
  • Invocation
  • The Last Post
  • Two minutes of silence
  • Rouse 
  • Lament 
  • Wreath-laying (with local dignitaries)
  • Recitation of In Flanders Fields
  • Benediction
  • God Save the Queen
  • Parade marches off

Notes for spectators

  • Ceremonies will take place rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • The general public is invited to attend any of the above-mentioned ceremonies. School groups are also welcome to attend.
  • There will be an American Sign Language Interpreter on-site for the civic service only.
  • Spectators generally stand for these services, however, accessible seating is available at the Cenotaph, on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Other local ceremonies

  • RCHA Remembrance Day Service: at 10:45 a.m. (same time as the civic service) in the southeast corner of City Park, at the intersection of King and Barrie streets opposite to the Murney Tower.  
  • Princess of Wales Own Regiment’s Service: Following the civic service, Regiment marches to the PWOR Monument in City Park (at King and Sydenham streets).
  • HMCS Cataraqui/Naval Service: At noon. Following the civic service, Regiment marches to the Naval monument in Navy Memorial Park (on Ontario Street between Lower Union and Gore St.)
  • Royal Canadian Legion Service: At 12:30 p.m. at Branch 560 at 734 Montreal St.

There are many other ceremonies being held in Kingston on November 11.  Contact your Veterans’ organization or local Legion directly for information. For Kingston-area Royal Canadian Legion contact numbers go here: Kingston and Area Legion Branches. The Legion’s poppy office can be contacted by calling 613-544-5522.

Earlier Event: November 7
Open House: Noise Bylaw for Sports Fields
Later Event: November 12
Coffee Chat: New Zoning Bylaw