Watch on CHEK: Victoria’s Remembrance Day service

Watch on CHEK: Victoria's Remembrance Day service

People around Vancouver Island are gathering today to remember and honour the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace.

This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony followed a major event in France earlier this year marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when thousands of Canadian stormed the beaches of Normandy with their British and American allies to fight Nazi Germany.

It also comes exactly 101 years after the end of the First World War.

Premier John Horgan released the following statement ahead of the ceremonies:

“At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, British Columbians will gather at cenotaphs throughout B.C to honour veterans, armed forces members and merchant marines who have served our country. On Remembrance Day, we reflect on the horrors of war, loved ones lost and the sacrifice of those who returned to us with injuries, both visible and invisible.For generations, Canadians have bravely risked their lives to protect ours. We must never forget their sacrifice. We must stand united against hate, violence and intolerance. And we must work together to build a more peaceful world. Lest we forget.”

CHEK is broadcasting from the ceremony in Victoria at the cenotaph at the B.C. legislature starting at 10:30 a.m. Watch live below:

Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day Coverage on CHEK

Join CHEK for live coverage of Victoria’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph outside the B.C. legislature.

Posted by CHEK News: Official Page on Monday, November 11, 2019

With files from The Canadian Press


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