Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to recall all those who have served in the nation’s defence.
Remembrance Day ceremonies are usually held at community cenotaphs and war memorials, or sometimes at schools or in other public places. Two minutes of silence, the playing of the Lament and the Last Post, the recitation of In Flanders Fields, and the wearing of poppies are associated with the ceremony.
The pipers & drummers that are members of Kelvern are busy that day at ceremonies all over the Okanagan.
Shuswap Pipes ‘n Drums takes part at ceremonies at the cenotaphs in Salmon Arm, Chase, Sicamous, Enderby and Revelstoke.
The Kalamalka Highlanders play at Vernon, Armstrong and Lumby.
Kelowna Pipe Band participates in Kelowna and Rutland.