THUNDER BAY – Remembrance Day 2012 in Thunder Bay. The contributions and efforts to Canada made by our veterans in World War One, World War Two, Korea, in peace-keeping and now in Afghanistan make Canada a better place. On November 11th, for Remembrance Day, we pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in defending our freedoms.
From Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, on Remembrance Day at 11PM, Shaw Thunder Bay and NetNewsledger.com will offer an HD Livestream+© of the services.
You can visit the ‘Virtual War Museum‘ online.
There will also be a Rememberance Day Parade – Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 in Thunder Bay North finishing at the Waverly Park Cenotaph on Waverly Street. In addition, Kateri Skaarup shares, there is a Remembrance Day Service November 11 10:30AM on Mount McKay.
Kateria adds, “Decades ago my Grandfather, Frank Banning a World War Two veteran, organized a service to embraced Aboriginal traditions and gave our families a place to remember our ancestors that fought so bravely and sacrificed for all of our freedom.
“In 1995 his dream came to fruition and we held the first Remembrance Service atop Mount McKay with an amazing response from the community. Since then the service has grown immensely with people traveling from reserves all over northern Ontario to take part.
“The service includes traditional drumming, singing and prayers followed by a delicious luncheon provided by the women of Fort William First Nations.
“My Grandfather passed away in February 2010 and my Mother, Catherine Banning and I have taken over the planning and organizing of the service as a way to show respect, to carry on his legacy, and to pass along some of the teachings that he blessed us with”.