RMC to hold two ceremonies of remembrance on November 11

2019-11-05

Everyone is invited to two ceremonies of remembrance on the campus of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) on Monday, November 11, 2019.  

1st - Remembrance Day ceremony

The Remembrance Day ceremony will mark the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War, and honour the memory of brave Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country.

The Memorial Arch, the cornerstone of which was laid in 1923, commemorates ex-cadets who lost their lives in the Great War as well as earlier conflicts. The monuments around Memorial Arch also bear the names of ex-cadets fallen in conflicts, peacekeeping and other causes while in service.

In addition to the ceremony at the Memorial Arch, contingents of RMC officer cadets will also support ceremonies such as: the Remembrance Day civic ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice Cenotaph in Kingston, the National War Memorial and the National Aboriginal Veterans parade in Ottawa, the Vimy and McNaughton gates at CFB Kingston, and at the Matthew Dawe branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Amherstview. 

What:
Remembrance Day ceremony
When:
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Where:
RMC Memorial Arch, Valour Dr, Kingston, ON K7K 5G8

2nd - LAV III monument dedication ceremony

RMC’s LAV III monument, donated by RMC Class of 1980, commemorates the service and sacrifice of members of RMC and the Canadian Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan. From 2001 to 2014, more than 40,000 soldiers served in Afghanistan, a large number coming from Kingston Garrison and RMC.

Mr. Brian Read, a member of the Class of 1980 and Vice Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council in Ontario, will unveil the monument’s plaque. Comments will also be made by Major-General (Retired) David Fraser, a former commander of Operation Medusa in southern Afghanistan, and Brigadier-General (Retired) Fred Lewis, who also served in Afghanistan and retired as commander of the 4th Canadian Division.

What:
RMC’s LAV III dedication ceremony
When:
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Where:
LAV III Monument, Precision Dr, Kingston, Ont.

Parking will be available in the Sawyer parking lot on General Crerar Crescent.

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