Saint John Services of Remembrance - November 11, 2017

07-Nov-2017

“Lest We Forget” 

The City’s Service of Remembrance will be held at Harbour Station, 99 Station Street, Saint John, NB, this Saturday morning, November 11.  Doors will open to the general public at 9:00 a.m. and attendees are requested to be seated by 10:15 a.m.  

In addition to the music, prayers, and hymns that form a major part of ceremony, there will also be the traditional two-minutes of silence followed by the laying of official wreaths.  All other wreaths from businesses, organizations, associations, and individuals, are requested to be laid at the main Cenotaph in King’s Square immediately following the Central Service and Parade at Harbour Station. 

Canadian singer/songwriter Terry Kelly's, Pittance of Time will be shown just minutes prior to the commencement of the official programme. Ceremonial music for the event will be provided by the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment Band, the Simonds Lions Caledonian Pipe Band, and a massed choir.

“The Act of Remembrance on this important date is what is important. Recognizing “Our Fallen” of past and present conflicts and paying our respects to those who are still with us is what counts,” said Lt. Bernard Cormier, Chairman of the Saint John Remembrance Day Committee.  

The Saint John Parking Commission will offer free parking in the Peel Plaza Parking Garage for those attending the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Harbour Station. The garage gates will open shortly before 8:00 a.m. and close at 2:00 p.m.  The garage can be accessed from both Carleton Street and Sewell Street. It is fully accessible, with two elevators that service all levels.

On street metered and pay & display parking is free as well as City parking lots in the South Central Peninsula on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Other public services taking place across Saint John include:

Cedar Hill Field of Honour
9:00 a.m.
1650 Manawagonish Road, West
Organized by Branch # 69, Royal Canadian Legion
 
Lancaster Cenotaph
10:45 a.m. for 11:00 a.m. 
700 Manawagonish Road, West (Between Barnhill and Saint Rose Schools)
Organized by Branch # 69, Royal Canadian Legion

Cenotaph
10:45 a.m. for 11:00 a.m.
Ross Memorial Park, 39 Graham Street, East 
Organized by Jervis Bay Memorial Branch # 53, Royal Canadian Legion