Every November 11th , Canadians across the country pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who served our country during wartime.
We honour those who fought for Canada – in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953). More than 1,500,000 Canadians served overseas – more than 100,000 died.
They gave their lives and their future so that we may live in peace.
They shall grow not old; as we who are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Remembrance Day Service
We are encouraging residents to honour war veterans safely from their homes and businesses this Remembrance Day, November 11, 2020, in order to keep veterans and the community safe.
To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port Coquitlam Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 will not hold its annual Remembrance Day service or parade, which usually draws crowds in downtown Port Coquitlam.
The city is supporting the Legion and encouraging residents to safely honour veterans by:
- Wearing a poppy, available at City Hall for a donation supporting Legion Branch 133.
- Cutting out and displaying the poppy that will run in the Nov. 5 issue of the Tri-City News in a joint ad by the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Space is provided for a personal message. The hope is to have poppies displayed in the windows of homes and businesses across the Tri-Cities.
- In your home and with your family, remember our veterans with 2 minutes of silence on November 11
For the first time, the Royal Canadian Legion is giving the public the opportunity to purchase a wreath that will be placed at the cenotaph by Legion members. Wreaths can be ordered online at pocolegion.ca. All proceeds will go towards the Legion Poppy Fund in support of Canada’s veterans and their families.
Read City Council’s 2020 Remembrance Day message.