This is the second year these beautiful “We Remember” banners by Quesnel artist Lee-Anne Chisholm hang on Carson Avenue and Kinchant Street near the Quesnel Cenotaph and the Royal Canadian Legion. In November 2019, the City of Quesnel added the banners and renamed the 200 block of Kinchant Street “Veterans Way.” (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

This is the second year these beautiful “We Remember” banners by Quesnel artist Lee-Anne Chisholm hang on Carson Avenue and Kinchant Street near the Quesnel Cenotaph and the Royal Canadian Legion. In November 2019, the City of Quesnel added the banners and renamed the 200 block of Kinchant Street “Veterans Way.” (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Lest we forget

There are no public ceremonies today, but please take the time to remember and reflect

While there will be no public Remembrance Day ceremony at the Quesnel Cenotaph this year, today is still an important day of reflection here in Quesnel and across the country.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions around public gatherings, there is no parade through town, but Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 members will lay wreaths at the Cenotaph this morning.

There is an opportunity to take part in a virtual ceremony, as the Royal Canadian Legion will be streaming the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on its Facebook page, starting at 7:45 a.m. PST.

Although members of the public are being discouraged from attending Cenotaphs and Legions this year to help stop the spread of COVID-19, people are being strongly encouraged to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m.

“However you choose to spend this Nov. 11, remember that the most sacrosanct and central element to the Remembrance Day ceremony is the two minutes of silence,” Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 service officer/veterans liaison Ian Campbell wrote in a recent letter to the editor announcing the cancellation of this year’s public ceremony. “During this time of reflection, Canadians pause to honour, thank and remember our fallen. If you are able, wherever you are, please join Canadians across the country at 11 a.m. as they observe two minutes of silence to honour our veterans.”

Lest we forget.

READ MORE: Quesnel Remembrance Day ceremonies on hold for 2020



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St. Andrew’s United Church in Quesnel usually hosts a Remembrance Day service each year. Although the church cannot do that this year, it is still making sure it shares the spirit of remembrance. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

St. Andrew’s United Church in Quesnel usually hosts a Remembrance Day service each year. Although the church cannot do that this year, it is still making sure it shares the spirit of remembrance. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

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