We are heading into Remembrance Day weekend. If you don’t already have one, now is the time to pick up a poppy. Proceeds from poppy sales support the Royal Canadian Legion. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Commemoration celebrations are taking place at cenotaphs and monuments around the world and in your hometown too. Transit will be pausing at 11am for a moment of silence. In Toronto, beginning at 10:10am on Sunday, members of the Canadian Armed Forces will hold a parade starting at Union Station. They will march north on University Avenue, symbolizing soldiers returning from the First World War. Part of the parade will split off and head east towards the Remembrance Day ceremony that is taking place starting at 10:45am at Old City Hall. At sunset on Sunday, bells across Toronto will ring 100 times to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
There are a few places doing nice things for our veterans and armed forces members this Remembrance Day. Applebees is offering a free full-size entrée from a selection of eight fan favorites to vets and active duty service members. Pickle Barrel Offers a free Two-Course Meal on Remembrance Day for Vets and Armed Forces members. For a second year in-a-row, The Nifty Nook Restaurant in Orangeville is serving up free food and drinks for veterans and active duty service members. There, it’s anything on the menu with no restriction. (If you’re going, I highly recommend the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes).
Photo Credit: The Royal Canadian Legions