Lest We Forget, Remembrance Day Is November 11th

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

Sunday, NOVEMBER 11TH

We encourage everyone to join us as we remember the sacrifices that were made by those who proudly served and fought for our freedom and peace. 

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 113 Dresden 

10:45 a.m., November 11th: Parade forms in the parking lot at Branch 113 and will proceed to the Cenotaph.  

LOOK UP at  11:10 a.m. and WATCH FOR THE 

 6 Plane 7 pilots FLYOVER TEAM 

*Piloted by the "403 Flying Formation Team".

                 11:00 a.m. Two minutes of silence, Act of Remembrance                                    & Laying of Wreaths.  

 


Please Note: Christ Church Anglican will open it's doors at 10 a.m to offer complimentary "Coffee and Muffins" to all those attending  REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES

 


  * Please note, Sunday, November 4th Service of Remembrance will be held at the Dresden Community Church at 1 p.m.

 


 

     *SATURDAY Nov.10th at 6:30 p.m.   

  Remembrance Banquet

Dresden Legion. Tickets $12. available at the Branch Bar

 

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918. World War I was a massive conflict was played out over the whole globe, but particularly in Europe, where troops from Canada supported the Allied forces. World War I resulted in the loss of huge numbers of lives amongst both civilians and military personnel. Many more people were badly injured. The war left great emotional scars in the servicemen, who had experienced it, and in the communities, whose sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers had died. Remembrance Day commemorates those who died in armed conflicts, particularly in and since World War I. In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but it is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day. Remembrance Day is commemorated in many countries, particularly members of the Commonwealth, including Australia and New Zealand (where it is also referred to as Armistice Day). In the United States, Veterans Day falls on the same date. In the United Kingdom, the Sunday closest to November 11 is known as Remembrance Sunday.
Remembrance Day is symbolized by the artificial poppies that people wear and place at war memorials. The poppies may be worn or placed singly or as wreaths. The use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance comes from a poem written by John McCrae, a Canadian doctor serving in the military. The poem is called In Flanders Fields and describes the poppies growing in the Flemish graveyards where soldiers were buried. Poppies grow well in soil that has been disturbed. They also grew in large numbers on battle fields. The red color of their petals reminded people of the blood lost by victims of and casualties in the conflict. Some people choose to wear white poppies to campaign for non-military interventions in conflict situations.

 Please Thank Local Business for their support.

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Lest We Forget, Nov. 11th Remembrance Day.

Dresden Legion Branch 113 door to door poppy campaign is Thursday, November 1st

Please note that Dresden Legion Branch 113 Members will be out in full force, Thursday November 1st for their door to door poppy campaign. Please leave a porch light on as a welcome to Legion members.