WELLAND – After a one-year Covid 19 hiatus the Remembrance Day Community Commemoration Service is returning to the Welland-Crowland War Memorial in Chippawa Park on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Service co-organizer Ken Cassavoy says they now have the green light for the service to go ahead this year at the local cenotaph.
As in past years the service will be an informal one, a simple gathering of friends, family and all others who wish to remember and honour those who died, as well as all who served, in World War 1 and World War 2, the Korean War and numerous Canadian peace-keeping missions around the world.
The service centres on the live CBC Radio broadcast from the National Cenotaph in Ottawa, with a local live reading of In Flanders Fields by service co-organizer Betsy Warankie. The local service runs from 10:45 to 11:15 on November 11 at the cenotaph.
Mask wearing and social distancing is recommended for all those attending. Support for the Remembrance Day Community Commemoration Service is provided by the City of Welland and the Welland Museum.
(Source: News release. File photos: Joe Barkovich.)