Windsor-Essex to remember the fallen Friday

The Windsor-Essex community will suspend activities on Friday to honour those who served and paid the ultimate price.

Friday is Memorial Day, and all municipal offices across the region will be closed, returning to normal hours on Monday.


The City of Windsor’s traditional monument ceremony will take place in Town Hall Square, with the official ceremony taking place at 11am.The ceremony will be broadcast live on YourTV and at the Windsor Official Facebook page. For complete information on NYC’s plans to honor service members, visit Official website of the city.

The University of Windsor also hosts a Remembrance Day event at 10.45am outside the main entrance of the Memorial Hall on the main campus. There will be readings, music and a moment of silence.


The town of Amherstburg will hold its annual parade and ceremony starting at 10:30 am. The parade route will start at Royal Canadian Corps Division 157 in Dalhousie, then head east at Murray, north at Sandwich and west at Richmond to the monument.

After the memorial ceremony, the parade returned to the regiment to disband.This is followed by afternoon and evening refreshments and music with Pete Knealle playing from 1pm to 5pm, followed by a light meal and the final chapter from 7pm to 11pm


There are two events in Essex Town on Friday.

In Essex Centre, the parade will start at Royal Canadian Regiment Division 202, then move down Talbot Street to the monument on Iler Avenue. Talbot Street will be closed to traffic between Cameron Avenue and Brien Avenue from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The ceremony will take place at Harrow, on the corner of King and Queen Streets.King Street between Victoria Street North and Mcaffee Street and Mcaffee between King Street and Maple Avenue will be closed from 10am to 11:30am


The Town of Kingsville will hold its annual commemoration at the monument on Division Street South at 11 a.m. Immediately after the ceremony, Division 188 of the Royal Canadian Regiment will open and the public is invited to enjoy hot soup, coffee and hot chocolate.

The adjacent Kingsville Military Museum will be open for self-guided tours from 9 am to 2 pm. Donations are required for admission.


The City of Lakeshore is hosting two Remembrance Day events.

Belle River’s 399th Division of the Royal Canadian Regiment will hold a memorial service on Belle River Road between Ouellette Street and St. Peter Street. In Comber, residents are invited to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 241 at 6420 Main Street.

Both services start at 10:45am, and attendees are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early.


The LaSalle Township ceremony will take place at the Monument at 5950 Malden Road at 11 a.m.

Joining the programme this year are the marches of the Essex and Kent Scottish regiments. It alights at the Zehrs car park at 10:40am and follows Malden Road to Normandy Street and into Monument Park. The Prime Minister of St. Thomas at Sandwich Secondary School and Villanova High School observed a moment of silence, laid a wreath and delivered a speech. The Sandwich Middle School Band will also perform.The town will live stream the event on its official website YouTube channel.


The City of Leamington will be holding a parade from Thrift on Mill to the monument starting at 10:40am.Those attending the memorial ceremony please arrive by 10:45am


At 11 a.m. Saturday, residents were invited to the unveiling of the Fallen Firefighter Monument outside the Tecumseh main fire station at 985 Lesperance Road.

Other events are taking place in the area and can be found at Official website of TWEPI.

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