Lest We Forget, Remembrance Day Is November 11th

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 113 Dresden Ontario

There will be a Service of Remembrance

at the

Dresden Community Church

Sunday, November 5th at 1:30 p.m.

 everyone is welcome to attend.

We encourage everyone to join us as we remember the sacrifices that were made by those who proudly served and fought for our freedom and peace. 

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 113 Dresden 

Legion members will march at 10:45 from the Fire Hall to the Cenotaph

                 11:00 a.m. Two minutes of silence will be an act of remembrance.                                   

Please note that the " Laying of Wreaths" will have taken place before the service, however, each wreath and donor will be recognized during the... 

"Act of Remembrance Service". 

We encourage everyone to join us as we remember the sacrifices that were made by those who proudly served and fought for our freedom and peace.

Christ Church Anglican

will provide a coffee break at 10 a.m before the service

as well as following the service.


    *Saturday, Nov.11th at 6:30 p.m.   

  Remembrance Banquet

Dresden Legion. 

Tickets are $15. 

Call for Tickets at 519-683-4862

Please Note that everyone is welcome to participate in the parade and attend the dinner.




Please note that the traditional door to door poppy campaign canvas has been cancelled!

That being said we do encourage our traditional and new poppy campaign donors to give generously at the ...


available at




For your donation convenience 
Dresden Branch 113 Canvassers 

will be in downtown Dresden 

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3rd & 4th. 

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918. World War I was a massive conflict was played out over the whole globe, but particularly in Europe, where troops from Canada supported the Allied forces. World War I resulted in the loss of huge numbers of lives amongst both civilians and military personnel. Many more people were badly injured. The war left great emotional scars in the servicemen, who had experienced it, and in the communities, whose sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers had died. Remembrance Day commemorates those who died in armed conflicts, particularly in and since World War I. In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but it is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day. Remembrance Day is commemorated in many countries, particularly members of the Commonwealth, including Australia and New Zealand (where it is also referred to as Armistice Day). In the United States, Veterans Day falls on the same date. In the United Kingdom, the Sunday closest to November 11 is known as Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Day is symbolized by the artificial poppies that people wear and place at war memorials. The poppies may be worn or placed singly or as wreaths. The use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance comes from a poem written by John McCrae, a Canadian doctor serving in the military. The poem is called In Flanders Fields and describes the poppies growing in the Flemish graveyards where soldiers were buried. Poppies grow well in soil that has been disturbed. They also grew in large numbers on battle fields. The red color of their petals reminded people of the blood lost by victims of and casualties in the conflict. Some people choose to wear white poppies to campaign for non-military interventions in conflict situations.

 Please Thank Local Business for their support.

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