Lest We Forget
As we honour members of the armed forces and their sacrifices this Remembrance Day, The Chamber is proud to have a long history of commemorating the soldiers who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
After the First World War, The Chamber was instrumental in helping create Memorial Avenue that still runs along Shelbourne Street. Shelbourne was chosen as it offered enough space to commemorate every soldier from the city who died in the war. Chamber members helped plan the project, and business owners rolled up their sleeves to dig holes for the trees.
This year, the Royal Canadian Legion marks the 100th anniversary of the poppy as a symbol for remembrance. Commemorative pins are also available, with sales going to support veterans nation-wide.
Many ceremonies across Greater Victoria have returned as in-person events, but virtual ceremonies are still being hosted. CHEK News is providing live coverage of the province’s official Remembrance Day Service from the BC legislature at 10:30 am.
The ceremony will be followed by a concert preformed by the Naden Band.
We hope you have a day of reflection and remembrance.
The Chamber will be closed today, Thursday, Nov. 11.
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