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Lest We Forget – Hamilton Remembrance Day Services

HAMILTON, ON – In recognition of Remembrance Day, Hamilton will honour and remember our veterans and all who served Canada during time of war, armed conflict and peace. The public is invited to join Veterans at services and parades planned across the city on Sun. Nov. 4 and on Remembrance Day, Sun. Nov. 11, 2018.

The downtown service at Gore Park on Nov. 11 is the official City of Hamilton service and includes a military parade from the James Street Armouries starting at 10:15 am with the service scheduled to commence at 10:45 am.

New this year

  • an LED video screen will project live footage of the service for attendees at the Gore Park service.
  • the service will be live-streamed by Cable 14 and made available on their website at
  • The Hamilton Veterans Committee and the City of Hamilton have coordinated a Public Art Project with students at Ryerson Elementary School in Hamilton entitled “Poppies in the Park”. Students will attach artistic poppies to the rod-iron fences in Gore Park on Fri. Nov. 9, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion has invited churches across Canada to ring their bells at dusk (approximately 5:30 pm) on Nov. 11 in honour of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
  • The Hamilton Military Museum is offering special programming on Nov. 9 and 10. Visit for details.

“This is the 100th year anniversary of the armistice, Hamiltonians – our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues – will come together as a community to mark and remember the sacrifice of our military personnel. Both those that came back and those that did not. It is an honour to work with veterans and serving armed forces members to continue this tradition.”- Ian Kerr-Wilson, Manager, Heritage Resource Management

Schedule of events

Quick facts

  • View information about roads impacted by Remembrance Day services
  • Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is pleased to provide free rides to veterans in uniform, and their escorts, on Nov. 4 and 11 for bus travel to and from Remembrance Day services.