Remembrance Day services moved to Sarnia Arena this year

The parade route for this year’s Remembrance Day services has changed and will end at the Sarnia Arena instead of Veterans Park. Seen here is a previous Nov. 11 parade featuring Canadian Forces veterans, active personnel, cadets and local first-responders. Troy Shantz

Journal staff
The Royal Canadian Legion in Sarnia is reminding residents that this year’s Remembrance Day services will be held at the Sarnia Arena, not in Veterans Park.

All of the usual proceedings will take place on Nov. 11 inside the arena at 134 Brock St. S., starting at 11 a.m.

The parade route has also changed. Participants will form up at Wellington and Front Street and head east on Wellington at 10:30 a.m.

The procession will make a quick stop at Veterans Park to lay five wreaths at the Cenotaph before proceeding on to the arena.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the ceremony was moved to accommodate all participants and avoid problems with bad weather, the Legion said.

Those bearing wreaths will be part of the parade and lay their wreaths at the arena. Following the ceremony, Cadets will move the wreaths over to Veterans Park.

Residents are also reminded that at 12:30 p.m. church bells will ring out across Sarnia, as they did around the world 100 years ago to mark The Great War’s end.