Submitted Media Release

The Royal Canadian Legions within the County of Brant will celebrate Remembrance Day ceremonies privately and virtually this year.

“It’s very important that we celebrate and honour the brave men and women who have fought for our country and our freedoms,” said Mayor David Bailey. “Although we are unable to gather in-person, we can still honour our veterans safely from home. The Legions will offer virtual services and I encourage all residents to observe 11:00 am for a moment of silence.”

The local Legions are requesting the public’s cooperation to respect the invite-only ceremonies that are planned. “It is important that during the COVID-19 pandemic, we do our part to protect those who are vulnerable in the community,” said Mayor David Bailey. “The Legions are doing the best they can and if you’d like to show your support, please stay home and tune into a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony.”

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 Paris will host a private event at the Paris Cenotaph on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 with invited guests only. There will be no parade, bands or personal wreathes laid. The private service will follow all Covid-19 protocols as directed by the Brant County Health Unit and stay within gathering limits. The Legion is asking the public to please stay home and watch the service virtually on the Paris Legion’s YouTube Channel at www.brant.ca/ParisLegion

In St. George, the St George Legion Branch 605 will offer a pre-recorded service to residents in lieu of their annual service at the St. George Cenotaph. Residents can watch the service at www.stgeorgelegion.ca and on the Legion’s Facebook page, ‘St George Legion Branch 605’.

In Burford, Branch #543 will also host a private event at the Burford Cenotaph on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The service will be for invited guests only and ensure all Covid-19 protocols are in place. The Legion is asking the public to please stay home.

For more details on Remembrance Day services in the County of Brant, please visit www.brant.ca/RemembranceDay or contact Russell Press, Director of Economic Development and Tourism at 519.44BRANT and [email protected]