Join us on November 11th for our annual Remembrance Day service at Woodlawn Memorial Park, paying tribute to all the veterans who fought to keep Canada free.
Together, we will listen to a reading brought to life by Susan Farrelly and reflect on the soldiers who have fallen for our country as the howitzer cannon is fired, sending vibrations throughout all in attendance.
This powerful and sombre event will be attended by hundreds of Guelphites, and we hope to see you on Remembrance Day at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Details about the service:
- The service will begin under the Canadian flag at 10:45 am with a piper leading in the honour guard party.
- Just before 11:00 am, Susan Farrelly will read this year’s veteran story.
- A symbolic howitzer cannon will be fired (ear protection will be handed out to everyone) to mark the beginning and end of two minutes of silence. The lament will also be piped.
- The laying of the ceremonial wreath will take place.
- Marking the end of the service, attendees will be welcomed to place their poppies on the communal wreaths on display, reflect with others and visit the crew on the howitzer if they wish.
- We are hoping to see a flyover of some vintage air-force planes after our service as in previous years.
Details about Susan Farrelly’s Reading:
This year, Susan has written a story on the Life of Frederick Naylor. Susan has a unique and vivid way of bringing stories to life. As the reading will be held outside, we encourage attendees to dress for the chilly weather.
When: Monday, November 11th at 10:45 am
Where: Woodlawn Memorial Park, in the Veterans’ Area below the Canadian flag in the centre of the cemetery.