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Candlelight Ceremony to Honour Canada’s Military Veterans

June 2, 2012 8:30 AM | News

By David Klassen

Brookside Cemetery (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA FILE)

A candlelight service of remembrance to honour those who have served in Canada’s military is planned for Sunday evening.

Cadets will place candles on each of the more than 11,000 military monuments in Brookside Cemetery as part of the service, set to begin at 8:30 p.m. at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue.

“This is a very special year in the history of the Commonwealth as we celebrate Her Majesty’s 60 years as Queen of Canada,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “As the entire Commonwealth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on June 3, we feel it is also extremely important to recognize and honour those brave men and women who have made possible the freedom and way of life that we enjoy.”

Lt.-Gov. Philip S. Lee and representatives of all branches of the military will take part in the service.

Tours of the Field of Honour will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Overflow parking will be provided at Red River College on Notre Dame Avenue and complimentary bus transportation will be provided from the parking lot to and from the cemetery.