Remembrance Day, Friday, November 11, 2022
Next Friday, November 11, 2022, the Town of Sutton and all of Canada will celebrate the 104th anniversary of the armistice of the First World War. A commemoration ceremony will be organized as every year by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 Sutton in the Veterans’ Park starting at 10:50 a.m.
What is Remembrance Day?
Originally called Armistice Day, this anniversary day was established in Canada in 1919 to mark the end of the Great War signed in 1918 on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00 a.m. Renamed Remembrance Day in 1931, it pays tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country and to those who still serve it today. Each year on November 11 at 11:00 a.m., Canadians are invited to observe two minutes of silence in their honour.
The Poppy Campaign
The Royal Canadian Legion distributes poppies each year, beginning on the last Friday in October, as a symbol of Remembrance Day. They should be pinned respectfully on the left side, i.e. on the heart. Although they are free, donations are welcome to support Canada’s veterans and their families.
Town Hall Office Closures
Please note that the Town of Sutton’s administrative offices will be closed during this holiday on November 11, 2022.