Every year, members of the Perth-upon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion branch’s colour party visit a different Perth church, the Sunday before Remembrance Day, as special guests and to remind the faithful of the upcoming day of remembrance.
This year the host church was the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, where Rev. Bob Parker, that day’s worship leader, welcomed the veterans.
In Perth, attendees to the Remembrance Day ceremony are asked to be at the Legion, 26 Beckwith St. E., at 10 a.m. with march-off towards the cenotaph at the Great War Memorial Hospital, 33 Drummond St. W. at 10:15 a.m., arriving around 10:45 a.m., when the ceremony will begin. At 11 a.m. there will be a traditional two-minutes of silence. Afterwards, everyone is invited back to the Legion for a light lunch. There will also be a veteran’s dinner that evening. All veterans are invited.
In Lanark, a Remembrance Day service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 115 Clarence St., at 11 a.m., preceded by a parade to the church starting at 10:30 a.m. Following the church service, there will be an assembly at the Legion hall, 69 George St., followed by a parade to the cenotaph.
The 42nd Field Regiment from Pembroke will be on hand at the cenotaph. After the service, there will be a gun drill performed by the regiment adjacent to the Legion hall. Refreshments will be served at the Legion.
The Glad Tidings church itself will host a Remembrance Day service starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, running until noon.