City of Brantford announced their plans for the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony, which will be on Thursday, November 11, beginning at 10:40 a.m.
“The City of Brantford is proud to join fellow Canadians on Remembrance Day as we pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve our country during times of war, military conflict, and peace. We encourage members of our community to join us on November 11th as we remember, with deep respect and immense gratitude, those who served our nation and how meaningful their sacrifices are to our community and cherished way of life.”
In addition to a variety of online programming and Remembrance Day speeches submitted by local students, a high quality and fulsome virtual Remembrance Day ceremony will be posted online at www.Brantford.ca/RemembranceDay on November 11 for those who would like to participate virtually. The video will also be shared on all City of Brantford social media platforms.
An overnight lighting display will take place at the Cenotaph on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 beginning at 6 p.m. until Thursday, November 11 at 7 a.m.
Residents are encouraged to step outside their home, place of businesses or place of learning and look up as vintage airplanes including the Lancaster, orbit our city in remembrance at approximately 11:15 a.m. on November 11.
Residents are invited to attend the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph and are asked to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols including physical distancing and wearing face coverings to keep everyone in attendance safe. Seating will only be available to veterans and their spouses or companions.
The order of proceedings for the City’s Remembrance Day Services and Parade on Thursday, November 11, 2021 is as follows:
- 10:40 a.m.: The Walking March leaves the Armouries en route to the Cenotaph at the Brant County War Memorial
- 11:00 a.m. Civic Service of Remembrance at the Brant County War Memorial, Brant Ave and Dalhousie Street, Brantford. A Fly-pass will occur during the service courtesy of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
The following streets will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for the City’s Remembrance Day Services:
- Dalhousie Street between King Street to Brant Avenue
- Brant Avenue between Church and Colborne Streets
Detour routes will be signed to accommodate vehicular traffic.
Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on November 11, 2021, free parking will be provided at downtown area municipal parking lots. Parking time restrictions at on-street parking spaces in the downtown area will be waived.
Brantford Transit fares will also be waived for riders wearing a poppy to and from the service.
The City of Brantford is grateful for the efforts of those who have assisted in organizing the Civic Remembrance Day Service, including various veterans’ groups, organizations, the 56th Field Artillery Regiment, City of Brantford and County of Brant staff, our local MP, MPP, emergency services and various school boards and legions.