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Remembrance Day

Illustration by Owen Brown

Grade 12 student Owen Brown of Guelph created this illustration, which won the Royal Canadian Legion senior black and white poster competition. Today it is hanging at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa to mark Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day services on Sunday

Guelph will once again pay tribute to veterans with Remembrance Day services on Nov. 11.
Local services this year will include a short service at McCrae House on Water Street, followed by a larger service and parade at the Sleeman Centre. Woodlawn Memorial Park, which normally holds a small service on the cemetery grounds, will not be holding a service this year.
Remembrance activities at McCrae House actually started earlier this week, with the Guelph Amateur Radio Club sending and receiving remembrance messages to and from ham radio enthusiasts around the world.
The group will be at the museum – the birthplace of “In Flanders Fields” author John McCrae – until Nov. 11 to help educate people taking part in Remembrance Week programs there.
The Remembrance service at the museum, organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234, will take place outdoors in the garden at 9 a.m.
Downtown, a parade will assemble at the Armoury to march to the Sleeman Centre for a 10 a.m. service. Following the service, the parade will assemble again for the march past the cenotaph, down Wyndham Street and back to the Armoury.

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