Parade Square in Chester, Nova Scotia
Every year on November 11th we pause to commemorate Remembrance Day – gathering as a community in great gratitude and reverence of those who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our nation.
Ceremonies are held at Parade Square just before 11 am at which time residents, along with members of the RCMP, Canadian Forces, Lewellyn Sea Cadets, local businesses, community groups, schools and organizations lay wreaths at the base of the War Memorial.
The service is punctuated by a flyover – following which the parade of servicemen and servicewomen march to the Chester Legion – Branch #44 for refreshments.
“The Royal Canadian Legion was founded by Veterans and for Veterans. We advocate for the care and benefits for all who served Canada, regardless of when or where they served. The Legion also provides representation and assistance to Veterans, including currently serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families, and access to our services is available to them at no cost, whether or not they are Legion members. The Legion helps thousands of Veterans each year and makes significant positive changes in their lives.
The Legion understands the importance of honouring past sacrifices and acknowledging the courage of those who served and still serve today. Through Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Poppy campaign, commemorative activities, youth education programs and more, the Legion helps Canadians to honour and remember.
Legion Branches are the cornerstone of communities across Canada and provide one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. With 1,400 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and support to build a stronger Canada. Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities.”
For more on Legion Branch #44 Chester visit their Facebook page