Remembrance Day on November 11th in Pitt Meadows includes a procession along Harris Road, a service at Spirit Square and a reception in the community centre.
The live event was cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremonies will likely happen again though in 2021.
Remembrance Day in Pitt Meadows
Pitt Meadows hosts a Remembrance Day ceremony each year at Pitt Meadows Spirit Square at 12007 Harris Road. In years when there isn’t a pandemic, it’s a large event with up to around 2000 people in attendance.
In 2019 the event ran from around 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on November 11th. The Remembrance Day ceremony started at 10:30 am when folk gathered for the procession which began at 10:45 am. This was followed by the singing of “Oh Canada” and the Roll Call.
In some years there is a flyover by the Fraser Blues Flying Team. In 2019 this took place at around 10:55 am.
Just before 11:00 am Reverend Sue Rogers read a prayer which was followed by the playing of the Last Post. At 11:00 am the traditional two minutes of silence was observed.
Following the two minutes of silence there were performances by the Piper, the Bugler and the Act of Remembrance, as well as an additional prayer and the Placing of the Wreaths. The event concluded with a reception at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre at 12027 Harris Road.
The ceremony in Pitt Meadows was scheduled to take place in 2020, but due to COVID-19, the general public was asked not to attend in-person.
For more information about the 2020 Remembrance Day proceedings, visit the City of Pitt Meadows‘ website.
A similar event takes place in nearby Maple Ridge on the same day at the Memorial Peach Park.
For details about other November 11th ceremonies see our article about Lower Mainland Remembrance Day Events.
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