November 11, 2018 – Remembrance Day and 100th anniversary of the armistice
Flags at half-mast in memory of fallen soldiers
On Sunday, November 11, from sunrise until sunset, the flags at City Hall will be flown at half-mast in honour of all those who died at war.
The flags were also flown at half-mast on November 4 during the ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armistice. A parade and a ceremony at the cenotaph, the monument erected in memory of fallen soldiers, took place.
“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice of 1918, a pivotal moment in history when peace was restored in the world. This commemoration is our collective duty to respect and pay tribute the efforts of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. It allows Canadians to recognize in a symbolic and tangible manner their contribution to the war effort so that we could live in peace,” stated the mayor of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere.
“Everyone is encouraged to wear a poppy. It’s a symbol that says we remember those who died at war to defend the freedom we enjoy every day of our lives,” added the mayor of Pointe-Claire.
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