Annual Sarnia Remembrance Day Service - Nov 11/16 (Blackburnnews.com Photo By Leeya Morrow)

Sarnia Remembrance Day Ceremony Moving Indoors

Sarnia’s Remembrance Day ceremony¬†will be held indoors this year.

Council agreed Monday to waive all fees associated with renting Sarnia Arena on November 11, so a special service can be held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War and the original Armistice Day.

Legion Branch 62 Parade Marshall Bill Chafe says they wanted to eliminate any potential of the event being cancelled by weather.

“This year, Remembrance Day is on a Sunday,” says Chafe. “We are hoping that many more citizens, especially our school-age children, will join us to participate in this service and to hear the message of our true Canadian heroes… who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation.”

Chafe says other plans will go unchanged.

“We will still be holding our annual candlelight vigil on November 10 and 11, we will still have a smaller wreath laying service at our cenotaph and we will still attempt to march into the arena with the same parade participants that have always supported us in the past,” he says.

Chafe says the request was for this year only and they intend to return to the cenotaph at Veterans Park in 2019.