You’re free because of them.
So shut off your phone. Stand in silence. Forget work. And remember those who lived and died for you to even be able to take an hour off.
‘Cause it’s time to honour the fallen soldiers and veterans who fought for us (beyond simply putting on a poppy). Here are five places in Toronto you can go to do just that:
REMEMBERING SOLDIERS OF THE GREAT WAR
An early memorial featuring music, prose, and poetry, this event will honour the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One.
CITY OF TORONTO REMEBRANCE DAY SERVICE
Head to the Cenotaph at Old City Hall at 10:45am to pay homage to our veterans.
FORT YORK REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE
At 10:45am at the west gate of Fort York, a procession will be led by period uniformed military staff to the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, where the public will gather. You could argue there’s no more impactful place to remember all our fallen soldiers’ sacrifices.
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE
The Ontario Veterans Memorial at Queen’s Park will serve as the meeting point for Ontario’s tribute to veterans. Find more details about the timeline of events planned here.
COMMEMORATING REMEMBRANCE DAY
If you’re unable to escape from work during the day, consider attending this theatrical tribute to veterans that night, featuring a performance of The Disappearance of Right and Left.