Scaled back Remembrance Day ceremonies continue under COVID-19


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Citizens will honour veterans at scaled back Thursday ceremonies in and around Edmonton for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The City of Edmonton will hold a short Nov. 11 ceremony starting at 10:40 a.m. near the City Hall Plaza Cenotaph.

Free transit is available for veterans and active service members in military uniform or legion dress with identification indicating past or current military service. Edmonton Transit Service will be operating on a Saturday schedule and the entire system — including buses and trains — will stop for one minute at 11 a.m. to honour veterans.

There are no officials ceremonies for the second year in a row at municipal cemeteries.

The High Level Bridge, Walterdale Bridge, city hall, the Muttart Conservatory and Rossdale Power Plant will light up red on Remembrance Day in honour of veterans.

Other small ceremonies include a public gathering at the cenotaph in Calder Memorial Park starting at 10:50 a.m.

The Beverly Memorial Cenotaph Committee is organizing a ceremony for the 118 Avenue and 40 Street location, but observers are encouraged to tune into a livestream of the event on YouTube or Facebook at 10:20 a.m.

No Stone Left Alone hosted a smaller ceremony last week from the city’s Beechmount Cemetery.