By Belle Hatfield
Organizers of this year’s official Remembrance Day memorial service for the Town of Yarmouth are moving up the start time 15 minutes to ensure that the rink at the Mariners Centre can be turned back over to the World Junior A Challenge before noon.
People attending the Remembrance Day ceremonies are being encouraged to be at the Mariners’ Centre by 10:15 a.m. and the ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m.
Although the start time is moving up by 15 minutes, it will not affect the timing of the minute of silence, which traditionally is observed each year on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month to mark the end of hostilities on the western front in 1917, which signaled the end of the First World War.
In deference to the age of remaining Second World War veterans, the official ceremony is now held at the Mariners Centre, but a smaller ceremony continues to be held at the cenotaph on Main Street. That will go forward at its regular time.
A remembrance program honouring veterans was held Friday at Maple Grove Education Centre, marking an annual event organized by the Memorial Club in advance of this Sunday's Remembrance Day service. Click here for photos of remembrance.