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Services of Remembrance Town of Caledon

Services of Remembrance Caledon

CALEDON EAST

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2019 @ 1 P.M.

Caledon East Cenotaph (located at Town Hall) 6311 Old Church Road

A combined service for Caledon East & Mono Mills. Parade starting at 12:30 p.m. from Fire headquarters, 6211 Old Church Road to Town Hall Cenotaph

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2019 @ 10:50 A.M.

Caledon East Cenotaph (located at Town hall) 6311 Old Church Road

For Town Staff and the public Parade starting at 10:30 a.m. from Robert F. Hall Secondary School

ALTON

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2019 @ 11 A.M.

Alton Legion Hall 1267 Queen St Parade gathering at 10:45 a.m.

Contact the Alton Legion at 519.942.4021 for more information.

BOLTON

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2019 @ 12:30 P.M.

Bolton Cenotaph – Centennial Drive

Contact Jimmy Pountney 905.857.1847 for more information

Starting at 12:15 p.m. from Roy Clarkson Fire Station (14002 Hwy 50)

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Why is Remembrance Day on November 11th?

November 11th is the day World War One ended, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A moment of silence is held to remember the people who lost their lives in wars.

What side should you wear a poppy?

Although it’s been said men should wear a poppy on the left and women on the right, there is no right or wrong side to wear a poppy. Most wear it on the left as it is close to the heart.

Why do we wear a poppy?

Poppies are used to remember those who lost their lives in battle as those are the flower that grew on the battlefields of World War One. It is described in the famous poem Flanders Fields.

In Flanders Fields

BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.   Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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