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Sarnia’s Remembrance Day services cancelled

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Journal Staff

This year’s Remembrance Day services in Sarnia including the parade and traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the Veterans Park Cenotaph have been cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, said today regulations limiting crowd sizes have drastically restricted how it can honour the sacrifices of veterans this Nov. 11

“This is especially disheartening as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WW ll,” the Legion said in a release.

Though alternate plans are being developed, a large public ceremony and parade just is not possible, the Legion said.

Poppies will still be available throughout the city. Money raised by poppy sales provides emergency assistance to veterans in need, their dependents and widows, and children of ex-servicemen and women.

The number of wreaths available for individuals to lay at the cenotaph is very limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis only, the Legion said.

Before ordering, residents are asked to call 519-384-0056 to confirm a wreath is available.




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