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Remembrance Day, November 11, 2020

 
Poppy Wreath
 
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
 
Every year on November 11, Canadians pause for a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.
 
This includes many BYC members who served in both World Wars, Korea and more recent conflicts, peace keeping deployments and during periods of peace.
 
BYC has honoured veterans and those serving in the Armed Forces for several years with a ceremony at the club. This year, due to health and safety concerns related to the pandemic, we have recorded a video for you [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u07lhaZKpXw ]. Please note that as some of the audio was re-recorded after filming that it may not be in perfect sync.
 
Special thanks to Tony Latus, Phil Moorman and David Burke for their wonderful efforts in bringing this together.
 
Lisa Shishis
Commodore
Britannia Yacht Club
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