Lest We Forget

On Wed November 11, Burlington Public Library observes Remembrance Day at all locations to remember the men and women of our nation’s armed services who have died in the line of duty since World War I.

We invite library visitors to join staff when we pause for two minutes of silence at 11am after the reading of In Flanders Fields written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (1915).

We ask that you turn off or mute electronic devices before and during the observance. Library staff will not answer phones or assist customers while we are silent. We appreciate your cooperation.

Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony - Burlington

The 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony will be live-streamed beginning at 10.50am on Wed Nov 11. Due to COVID-19 concerns and precautions, the Royal Canadian Legion and veterans respectfully ask residents to stay home and stream the 35-minute ceremony online. The ceremony will also be available for viewing online afterward. For more information about the virtual ceremony, see Related links below.

e-Postcards for Peace

Postcards for Peace is an annual Veterans Affairs Canada initiative to honour the sacrifices of Canadians who have fought or kept peace on behalf of our nation. This year, you can send an e-card through their website or post an e-message to members of the Canadian Armed Forces - see links

Stream Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 Burlington LIVE virtual event on Wed Nov 11 at 10.50am

Veterans Affairs Canada: Remembrance

Veterans Affairs Canada: Indigenous Peoples: A Proud Tradition of Military Service

e-Postcards for Peace

Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence: Write to the Troops

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