Take the time to..
- Thank our veterans for the sacrifices they have made.
- Thank those who fought in wars, as well as those who are fighting the current war in Afghanistan, protecting our freedom.
- Thank those who left their families to battle in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
- Thank those who did battle on the ground,in the the air and in the seas.
- Thank those most importantly, who didn't return.
- Thank them for their sacrifices, it's not the only day veterans should be thanked, but it's the least we can do to honour those who fought.
The Waterloo Region Band and Waterloo Concert Band will take part in a parade from the Royal Canadian Legion hall to the cenotaph. The parade will leave the legion hall at 10 a.m.
Waterloo MPP Elizabeth Witmer will provide the address.
The legion branch in Kitchener will hold its annual Remembrance Day Parade.
The parade leaves Kitchener City Hall at 10:40 a.m. and arrives at Duke and Frederick streets for a wreath-laying ceremony at 10:55 a.m.
In the Galt area of Cambridge, a parade will leave the Galt legion hall on Veterans Way at 10:10 a.m., march to the cenotaph at Queen's Square for a wreath-laying ceremony at 10:35 a.m. and later return to the club for a celebration which is open to the public.
A parade will leave the Preston legion at Westminster and Margaret streets at 10:30 a.m. Coffee will be served at the clubhouse following a service at the cenotaph on King Street.
The legion in Hespeler will hold a ceremony and lay wreaths starting at 10 a.m. at the cenotaph at Queen and Tannery streets near the former post office in Hespeler.
Other Activities following the ceremonies:
A Remembrance Day concert at 11 a.m. will be included in the Love of Music Marathon, held at First United Church in Waterloo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the KW Symphony. For more information, call Joanne Bender at 519-885-0319.
The non-profit group Families of Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan will be raising awareness at the Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory on Saturday and Sunday. Veterans will receive free admission all weekend, and anyone wearing a red T-shirt will get in for half-price.
A display of approximately 200 British and Canadian medals and decorations continues until Nov. 24 at the Waterloo Regional headquarters building on Frederick Street in Kitchener. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.