Remembrance Day

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.

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.

Take part in 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.’

To find a ceremony in your community, contact your Legion Branch.

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. 

The Legion organizes and conducts the National Remembrance Day Ceremony. The Ceremony, which is broadcast nationally, brings together Veterans of all wars as well as peace support operations, the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, the Silver Cross Mother, dignitaries, and youth representatives.

Join the tens of thousands of people at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony.

View photos from The National Ceremony

Wear a Poppy and show your support

From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, Canadians wear the Poppy as a symbol of recognition to those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Poppies are distributed freely to anyone who wants one. The Legion gratefully appreciates your donations to the Poppy Fund. The generosity of the many who donate through the annual Poppy Campaign enables the Legion to serve Veterans and their families every day.

You can also show your pride and support programs for Veterans by joining the Legion and purchasing Poppy and commemorative items from the Poppy Store.