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​Remembrance Day & 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice (1918–2018)

November 11, 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. Barrie's Royal Canadian Legion branch and the City of Barrie joined communities across Canada in remembering our country's great contributions and sacrifices in the First World War with a series of special Remembrance Day activities.

Remembrance Day Vigil
Memorial Square

From 7 p.m. on November 10 to 7 a.m. on November 11, 5 cadets in rotating shifts stood vigil at the Cenotaph in Memorial Square.

Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony
Sunday, November 11, 10 a.m.
Parade: Dunlop/Mulcaster to Five Points | Ceremony: Memorial Square

The annual parade started along Dunlop Street at Mulcaster and marched to the Five Points intersection halting in front of the Cenotaph in Memorial Square for the ceremony. Two minutes of silence was observed at 11:00 a.m. followed by the ceremony and laying of wreaths.

WE MUST HAVE MORE MEN! Barrie and the Great War
Presented by Theatre By The Bay
Sunday, November 11 | 12 p.m. approximately | Meridian Place

A special performance of Theatre By The Bay's play WE MUST HAVE MORE MEN! Barrie and the Great War took place in Meridian Place immediately after the Remembrance Day Ceremony. The play brings to life the personal accounts of the soldiers from Barrie and Simcoe County who fought in the trenches, at sea, and in the air in the Great War- as well as the wives and children who kept the home fires burning.

WWI Armistice Ceremony
Sunday, November 11 | 4:30 p.m. | Military Heritage Park

Members of the military, cadets and family members honoured those from Barrie & Simcoe County that served in WWI. Members of the public were welcome to attend.

Commemoration of the Fallen

In commemoration of our fallen soldiers, on November 11th the Barrie Legion - Branch 147 lined the entrances to all three of Barrie's cemeteries (Barrie Union, St. Mary's Catholic and St. Paul's Anglican) with 100 Canadian flags.

Bells of Peace

Barrie joined communities across Canada to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. Local churches were asked to ring their bells 100 times at 4:56 p.m. on the 11th to emulate the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.

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