Remembrance Day ceremony at Chatham's Cenotaph, November 11, 2016 (Photo by Jake Kislinsky)

Ceremonies will be held across CK for Remembrance Day

A day dedicated to remembering the sacrifices made by veterans will include some local services, parades, and some changes in municipal services.

Municipal offices and public libraries will be closed on November 11 in recognition of Remembrance Day. However, services such as CK Transit and garbage and recycling pick-up will not be affected. Some programs and services at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will also have altered hours on Monday. Routine x-rays, electrocardiograms, and ultrasounds will not be available on Monday, nor will certain programs.

Below is a list of services and parades that are scheduled to happen through Chatham-Kent for Remembrance Day.

Chatham
An annual multi-day Remembrance Day vigil is being held at the cenotaph. It started on November 7 and will run until November 11 at 10 p.m.

A Remembrance Day parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on Monday from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 642 on William Street North. The parade route will go south on William Street and west on King Street West to the cenotaph on Sixth Street. After a service is held, the parade will proceed back to the legion along the same route.

There will also be a Remembrance Day service at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Attendees will be seated by 9:15 a.m. with a form-up at 9:30 a.m. The parade will march in at 9:45 a.m. and the service will start at 10 a.m.

Dresden
A Remembrance Day parade will start at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 113 on Camden Street at 10:45 a.m. on Monday. The parade will stop at the cenotaph on Queen Street for a service. The parade will then proceed down Queen Street, north on Centre Street, east on Lindsey Street, north on St.George Street, west on Camden Street, and will finish back at the legion.

Bothwell
At 10:15 a.m. on Monday, a parade will start at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 252 on George Street. A service will take place at the cenotaph before the parade proceeds south on Main Street, east on George Street and ends back at the legion.

Thamesville
A parade will start at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 367 on Victoria Street at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. The parade route will go south on Victoria Street to the cenotaph on London Road for a ceremony. After the ceremony, the parade will go down London Road and loop back to the legion, following the same route.

Blenheim
The parade on Monday will start from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 185 at 34 Catherine St. at 10:30 a.m. and proceeding north on George Street to St. Mary’s Hall for a service. The parade will then return to the legion for a wreath-laying ceremony.

Wallaceburg
Residents will gather at Wallaceburg District Secondary School where a Remembrance Day parade will go down Lorne Avenue, east on Elgin Street, and south on Lisgar Street to the cenotaph for a service.

Ridgetown
The Remembrance Day parade route will start from the Legion Branch 243 on Broadway Street and proceeding south on Broadway Street, west on Ebenezer Street, north on Church Street to Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church for a service. The parade will then proceed east on Main Street for another service. The parade will then go east on Main Street and south on Broadway Street to finish at the legion. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to run until noon on Monday.

Wheatley
At 10:45 a.m. on November 11, a parade will start from the Legion Branch 324 on Erie Street North and will go down on Erie Street and west on Talbot Road to the cenotaph. Following a service, the parade will go back to the legion on the same route.

Erieau
An afternoon parade will start from Molly and OJ’s Restaurant on Mariners Road at 1:45 p.m. on Monday. The parade route will go east on Mariners Road, and north on Nichols Avenue to the Veterans Memorial Garden. After a wreath-laying ceremony, the parade will go west on Ross Lane and then disperse.