RCAF Remembrance Day Ceremony

 The William G. Barker Legacy Group

Media Advisory

 Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Hosted by the William G. Barker Legacy Group with the Royal Canadian Air Force 

 

November 5, 2015, Toronto, Ont. - Members of the public and media are invited to attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto on November 11 at 10 a.m. to honour and remember those who have given their lives in all branches of the military while in the service of their country in times of war, conflict and peace.

 The ceremony will take place at the steps of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum* near the monument dedicated to the most decorated war hero in the history of Canada, the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations, Lieutenant-Colonel/Wing Commander William Barker, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.

 As part of the ceremony of remembrance, members of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 16 Wing Borden will parade and lay poppy wreaths.

  The full service will include:

  • Flags Party and parade contingent takes up position at Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum
  • General salute
  • O’ Canada
  • Parade will remove Headdress and Stand Easy
  • Religious ceremony
  • Replace headdress.
  • Last post
  • Two minutes silence
  • Reveille
  • Lament
  • Wreath laying
  • General salute
  • God Save the Queen
  • March off of the Flags
  • All dismissed


 Canada has a strong and proud military heritage. On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, we stop and maintain silence for two minutes to think about our veterans, and those who never lived to be recognized as veterans.

 We will remember them.  

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 NOTE TO EDITORS:

 For more information or to confirm attendance please contact:

 John Wright, 416-919-2101 or Victoria Ollers 416-822-2288, The William Barker Legacy Group

  • Heather Weir, Family Service Manager, Mount Pleasant Group, T: (416) 485-9129 x 6644, E: hweir@mountpleasantgroup.com
  • 16 Wing Borden Public Affairs Officer, Master Warrant Officer Douglas Hennessey, T: (705) 424-1200 local 2815, E: Douglas.Hennessey@forces.gc.ca

 *Enter through the Yonge Street entrance of the Cemetery on the east side of Yonge Street Just North of St. Clair Avenue. Turn left inside the gates and follow the yellow line on the road to the Mausoleum.

Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries is a not-for-profit organization established in 1826.  MPGC maintains 10 cemeteries, four crematoria, and 14 mausoleums across the Greater Toronto Area.  For more information: www.mountpleasantgroup.com