In Canada, Remembrance Day is observed on November 11 to recall the end of First World War hostilities, which formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.) The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
However, if the villages of Alma and Riverside-Albert wish to conduct their own services on the 11th of November at 11:00 am, Branch No. 32 RCL will supply a guideline for the service and the wreaths and crosses a few days prior to the 11th of November. A contact person from the villages that wish to conduct their own services would be greatly appreciated.
The presentation of medals for the children’s poems and drawings contest will be conducted at the Riverside-Albert and Hillsborough elementary schools as we did in the past.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Hillsborough Legion at (506) 734-2289.
David Steeves, President
Branch No. 32 Royal Canadian Legion