Remembrance Day 2020: Covid is impacting ceremonies #details #online #virtual #mask #poppycampaign #wreaths #cross

Remembrance Day in a time of Covid means virtual ceremonies and some different ways to honor veterans this year...
- Moncton's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 will have an online ceremony on the City of Moncton Facebook and at starting at 10:30a on November 11.
This will originate from the Moncton Coliseum, but organizers ask that you not attend in person for the safety of dignitaries, special guests, and organizers who will be on-site. BTW, according to MLA Greg Turner, there won't be a ceremony at Victoria Park this year.

- The Riverview Veterans and Armed Forces Association are planning a smaller, safe ceremony for invited members and guests only. It happens at the Town Hall monument and will be streamed on the Riverview Fire and Rescue YouTube channel. To donate towards a memorial cross, please call Karen at 506-387-2037.

- Note from Memramcook: "Please note that the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Veterans Park in Memramcook will be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People can still place a wreath at the Veterans Park monument after the moment of silence on November 11 (one person at a time in order to avoid gatherings). Here are a few ways you can pay tribute to our veterans and active service members... • Wearing a poppy • Sharing your thanks online by using #RemembranceDay • Observing a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11 wherever you are."

- Note from Shediac: "Remembrance Day Ceremonies will be at Pascal Poirier Park this year due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are mandatory. Please keep a minimum of six feet or two metres between other individuals. There will be no Veterans parade. Only seven wreaths and crosses will be laid. Sanitization stations will be set up on site. You will be asked to provide your contact information upon entering the site. A maximum of 100 people will be allowed on site for the event. You are encouraged to purchase a wreath or cross in memory of your loved ones. All names will be announced in their memory, and the money raised through the sale of poppies will be used to help veterans and
families in need. Main Street will be closed between Sackville Street and Caissie Street. The closure will allow the public to attend the ceremony while following physical distancing rules; they will be able to watch the ceremonies taking place on stage and at the site of the cenotaph. Due to COVID-19, the Shediac Legion will be reserved for Shediac Legion members only. For more information, please call the Shediac Legion (506) 532-6900."

- Note from Sackville: "As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies will unfortunately be much different. There will not be a gathering at Convocation Hall. Legion representatives will lay wreaths before 11 am that day at the cenotaph, and there will be a small gathering of Legion representatives and invited guests at the cenotaph at 11 am. This is not a public event. Family members can purchase wreaths and crosses and lay them after the Legionnaires have left the cenotaph, and others are encouraged to pay their respects at any point after this on November 11, 2020 to avoid a large gathering. While this is a much different year, we will remember them. Lest we forget."

- Note from Petitcodiac: "Instead of hosting a church service at the Petitcodiac Baptist Church, we will have a Mini Ceremony and service at the Cenotaph. This will be streamed via Face Book Live either on the Petitcodiac Happenings (, or on the Legion FB Page ( The ceremony is tentatively scheduled to start at 10:30a on November 11th. There will be no laying of the wreaths by the public. If you purchase a wreath in memory of a Veteran and or Loved one, we will have it at the Cenotaph already in place, and during the ceremony, we will name wreaths purchased in Loving Memory of. The wreaths will remain at the Cenotaph until November 12th if you wish to collect your Wreath or cross to lay at the graveside. Unfortunately, our Remembrance Day Meal, in honour of our Veterans is cancelled for this year." 

- Note from Salisbury: Service beginning at 10:45a on Nov 11th, lasting around one half hour, at the Legion (map).

🩸 Please consider donating blood this Remembrance Day 🩸
Canadian Blood Services in Moncton will be open on Nov 11th and this is a wonderful way to honour our veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces. 
- The Moncton donor centre is at at 500 Mapleton Road and is open Wed Nov 11th from 10a - 3p. They have 40 appointments that need to be filled that day.
*Because of Covid rules, you need to have an appointment.
Get an appointment through the GiveBlood app (iphone) (android), call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or book at

CLICK HERE to find a Royal Canadian Legion near you
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We wear a poppy to remember the sacrifice made by our veterans, and to support folks serving in the Canadian Armed Forces as we strive for peace. Money donated to the poppy campaign around here stays in our community! Each year, MANY high school kids receive the Legion College Bursary because of your donations!! 
If you'd like to find out more or help the Royal Canadian Legion, call Branch 6 Legion at 506-855-3364 or get in touch with them online: Branch 6 Facebook HERE, Branch 6 Website HERE.

Here are a couple coloring pages to put in your window... (thanks to Pickle Planet Blog for the idea)

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