Remembrance Day ceremonies in N.S. to follow COVID-19 protocols this year – Halifax
Many Remembrance Day ceremonies within the Halifax space this 12 months are returning to in-person providers, however COVID-19 protocols and restrictions will probably be in place.
Residents ought to count on road closures resulting from crowds and procession routes.
Halifax Transit will probably be working on a vacation schedule, and transit will probably be free for all veterans and navy personnel — in addition to their accompanying relations — that day.
“On Thursday, Nov. 11, veterans and navy personnel wishing to make use of the free transit service are requested to be in uniform or show their navy identification upon boarding,” the town notes.
Ceremonies, normally, are organized by The Royal Canadian Legion, and residents can contact their native legion to seek out out the small print about native occasions.
Listed here are some ceremonies this Nov. 11, and what you possibly can count on:
Halifax Grand Parade
The ceremony runs from 9 a.m. till 12:30 p.m., however will probably be smaller than earlier years.
Folks might want to present proof of vaccination to enter the location, and masks have to be worn in the course of the ceremony.
The occasion will probably be live-streamed on the Global Halifax web site.
Sullivan’s Pond in Dartmouth
The ceremony will embrace a parade and wreath-laying, starting at round 11 a.m.
Masks have to be worn and the variety of wreaths will probably be restricted.
The Halifax Citadel Nationwide Website will probably be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission to each the location and the Military Museum.
Masks are required contained in the Military Museum and customer centre, and wherever social distancing is just not doable.
The first Discipline Artillery Regiment will fireplace a 21-gun salute at 11 a.m., adopted by the midday gun.
Fish Hatchery Park in Bedford
The ceremony in Fish Hatchery Park will start simply previous to 11 a.m. on the Bedford cenotaph.
The general public is invited to attend, however persons are requested to put on masks and stay bodily distanced.
Nevertheless, there will probably be no wreath-laying by members of the general public this 12 months and there is not going to be a parade.
Remembering Indigenous troopers
Sackville Heritage park in Decrease Sackville
The Remembrance Day ceremony in Decrease Sackville will probably be restricted to invited friends at within the cenotaph space.
The general public can attend, however there will probably be no entry level to the cenotaph space.
Attendees and members are inspired to put on masks.
The vast majority of wreaths will probably be positioned forward of time by legion personnel. Those that want to lay their wreath might achieve this following the ceremony.
The occasion will probably be live-streamed on the legion’s Facebook page.
A service will start outdoors the Royal Canadian Spryfield Legion at 11 a.m.
There is not going to be a parade, in keeping with the legion’s Fb web page, and everyone seems to be strongly recommended to put on a masks whereas attending the service.
The legion will probably be open at 12 p.m. for these aged 19 and over. Proof of COVID vaccination and ID will probably be required to enter the legion, and masks have to be worn.
Veterans’ long-term care amenities
Nova Scotia Well being is contracted by Veterans Affairs Canada to supply care at seven long-term care amenities for veterans.
In previous years, the amenities have held public ceremonies on Nov. 11.
Nevertheless, because of the pandemic, “residents ought to count on there received’t be a public gathering at their veterans’ facility, until an invite has been acquired,” Nova Scotia Well being mentioned.
Non-public occasions could also be held to acknowledge veterans, whereas making certain the security of the residents.
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