Remembrance Day

Honour and Remember

The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen. Together, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. 

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The Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that 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.
We will remember them.

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The National Remembrance Day Ceremony

On Remembrance Day, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, tens of thousands of people assemble to honour and remember those who have fallen to protect our freedoms.

Remembrance Ceremonies across Canada

Royal Canadian Legion members take pride in organizing Remembrance Day Ceremonies in over 1,400 Branches across Canada and abroad. Through each Branch, the Legion continues the traditions of Remembrance so that Canada ‘never forgets.’

Virtual Wall of Honour

Honour and remember Canada’s Veterans through the Legion's Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance.

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Two Minutes of Silence

The most sacrosanct and central element in Remembrance is the Two Minutes of Silence. EXPLORE…

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Silver Cross Mother

Chaque année, la Légion sélectionne la Mère nationale de la Croix d’argent pour représenter les mères du Canada parmi un nombre de candidatures. EXPLORE…

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Ordering Wreaths

The Royal Canadian Legion makes wreaths available for purchase through Legion Branches for anyone wishing to place a wreath at a commemorative event. EXPLORE…

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Memorials and Cenotaphs

To promote Remembrance, The Royal Canadian Legion erects and maintains war memorials and cenotaphs across Canada, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. EXPLORE…