Lest We Forget, Remembrance Day

Lest We Forget

Join us virtually on November 11 as we honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who served and continue to serve our country today.

Event video stream

Live streamed on November 11 at 10:45 a.m

Remembrance Day is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made for the freedoms we enjoy as Canadians. Our virtual ceremony can be accessed on this page and the City’s Facebook page on November 11 starting at 10:45 a.m.

If you are interested in providing a wreath to the City, please contact Lindsay Noronha at lindsay.noronha@mississauga.ca or 905-615-3200 ext. 3940 by Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Wreaths must be dropped off to the Civic Centre Great Hall, located on the ground floor of the Civic Centre on Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. This is the only timeframe that wreaths can be accepted due to limited staffing at the Civic Centre.

City staff will lay the wreaths at the Community Memorial before the ceremony begins on November 11. Your name and/or organization will be included on the City’s website. Wreaths will be respectfully removed from the Community Memorial the end of the day.

Learn more about Mississauga’s war heroes.

 

Museums of Mississauga Programs and Events:

Online Speakers Series

Explores the experiences of Black, Indigenous and Sikh Regiments in the First and Second World Wars. The online series is offered throughout November 2020.

Warflowers

WAR Flowers: A Touring Art Exhibition

Is a unique way to explore and appreciate history. This exhibition is free to the public and examines human nature in wartime through a series of artistic representations, multisensory experiences and portraits of ten Canadians who were involved in the First World War. WAR Flowers is on display at the Living Arts Centre through to December 13, 2020.

Our Boys

Our Boys: Mississauga’s Fallen Soldiers 1914-1918

Highlights 96 soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War who were from what we now call Mississauga. The public can visit Our Boys at the Bradley Museum from September 3, 2020 to January 10, 2021.

Wreaths from the following individuals and organizations were preplaced at the Community Memorial located on Mississauga Celebration Square prior to the ceremony

  • Mayor Crombie and Members of Mississauga Council
  • Mississauga Members of Parliament
  • Mississauga Members of Provincial Parliament
  • The Senate of Canada
  • St Andre Bessette Assembly/ Jean-Claude Cadieux (Knights of Columbus)
  • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir.
  • Canadian Serbian Alliance
  • The Last Post Fund
  • The family and friends of Trooper Marc Diab
  • Mississauga Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Local Veterans, Second Lieutenant Atwal and Petty Officer Second Class, Aaron Alcock
  • Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services
  • Peel Regional Police
  • Toronto Scottish Regiment
  • Peel Regional Paramedic Services