Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Members of the public, school groups, area residents are invited to attend a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) hosted Remembrance Day Ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto on November 11 at 10 a.m. to honour and remember those who have given their lives for Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.

The ceremony will be held at the steps of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum* near the monument for First World War veteran and the most decorated war hero in the history of Canada, the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations, Lieutenant-Colonel/Wing Commander William Barker, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.

Royal Canadian Air Force members from 16 Wing Borden will parade and lay poppy wreaths that represent remembrance.

Canada has a strong and proud military heritage. On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, we stop and maintain silence for two minutes to think about our veterans, and those who never lived to be recognized as veterans.

We will remember them.


For more information please contact:

• 16 Wing Borden Public Affairs Officer, Master Warrant Officer Andrew Galton at: (705) 424-1200 x2815,

• Mount Pleasant Group, Heather Weir, Family Service Manager, (416) 485-9129 x6644,

• Friends of William George Barker, Victoria Ollers,, 416-822-2288

*Enter through the Yonge Street entrance of the Cemetery on the east side of Yonge Street Just North of St. Clair Avenue. Turn left inside the gates and follow the yellow line on the road to the Mausoleum. Google map: Mount Pleasant Cemetery; web site

Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery

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