Remembrance Day Ceremonies at City Hall
The Richmond Remembrance Day committee organizes the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11 at the Richmond Cenotaph, located on the east side of City Hall.
This important annual event honours and remembers Canadian service personnel who gave their lives in the service of our country.
Every year, there is a Remembrance Day parade that features several hundred marchers, including veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and representatives from public safety agencies and cadet organizations.
The parade begins at 10:20 am, official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph begin at 10:40 a.m. and a two minute silence is observed at 11:00 a.m., which is then followed by wreath-laying.
The public is always invited to come out and attend this impressive ceremony.
The Annual Remembrance Day reception will be held in the City Hall Galleria following the ceremony. This is a free event where people can warm up with a hot drink and something sweet, talk about the ceremony and connect with other community members, and view a number of interesting Remembrance Day displays put together by the City of Richmond Archives and the Friends of the Richmond Archives. Receptions guests will also be treated to music by Richmond Peace Children’s Choir.
Web Streaming of Remembrance Day Ceremonies
The Remembrance Day service will be streamed online. To access the live webcast, please click on Watch Live button when it is available.
Recordings of previous ceremonies are archived below.
|2017||2017 Remembrance Day ceremonies (1 hour 12 minutes)|
|2016||2016 Remembrance Day ceremonies (1 hour 21 minutes)|
|2015||2015 Remembrance Day ceremonies (1 hour 15 minutes)|
|2014||2014 Remembrance Day ceremonies (1 hour 14 minutes)|
We Will Remember Them
The City’s cenotaph is a monument that serves as a daily reminder to honour those who hailed from Richmond and died for our country in times of war.
We Will Remember Them: The lives behind the Richmond Cenotaph is a publication from the City of Richmond Archives that delves into who these young men were.