Richmond schedules Remembrance Day ceremony

October 30, 2017 by  

On Saturday, November 11th, residents of Richmond will be gathering at the city’s cenotaph to honour those who gave their lives in service of their country, and the public is welcome to come out and pay their respects.

The ceremony, which will be held on the east side of Richmond City Hall, will begin at 10:20am. There will be addresses to the public, playing of “The Lament” which is a tradition in many Commonwealth countries, laying of wreaths and an observance of the traditional two minutes of silence. There will also be a military parade that will proceed to the cenotaph before the ceremony begins, and will be followed by a reception held in the City Hall Galleria.

Preferential indoor seating will be available for those who find it difficult to stand, and the function will also be simulcast into the council chambers. Those who would like to watch the ceremony but can’t attend in person will be able to watch it from wherever they are live streamed on the Richmond website. Reusable pop up banners can be prepared for use during an annual occasion such as this.

The Richmond Remembrance Day ceremony is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to come and pay their respects to veterans, currently serving military members and also those who gave their lives for their country. More details have been provided on the city’s website.