Revelstoke Remembrance Day ceremonies commemorate 100 years since armistice

Revelstoke gathers at the Revelstoke Cenotaph on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. for Remembrance Day ceremonies.

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On Nov. 10, Revelstoke residents gathered in Grizzly plaza for a candlelight vigil held in solidarity with victims and families of the Tree of Life Congregation mass shooting on Oct. 27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eleven people were killed, and seven injured in the shooting. The sole suspect in the shooting has left an online trail of anti-Semitic and anti-migrant statements and posts. On Nov. 11, Revelstoke residents will gather at the Revelstoke Cenotaph just before 11 a.m. to mark Remembrance Day 2018. The national focus of the 2018 ceremony is commemorating 100 years since the Armistice of 11 November 1918, which marked the end of fighting in the First World War. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

Revelstoke residents will gather at the Revelstoke Cenotaph on November 11 just before 11 a.m. for the 2018 Remembrance Day ceremony.

Remembrance Day ceremonies commence just before 11 a.m. at the Revelstoke Cenotaph, across from the Royal Canadian Legion at 600 First Street West. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

The national focus of the 2018 ceremony is commemorating 100 years since the Armistice of 11 November 1918, which marked the end of fighting in the First World War.

The Revelstoke ceremony usually last for about 40 minutes, and typically draws an audience of well over 500 people. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Revelstoke Cenotaph is located at 521 First Street West, near Save-on-Foods.

Revelstoke residents line the streets to pay their respects during the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2016. Photo: Emily Kemp/Revelstoke Mountaineer

There will be a special event at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives from 3-4:30 p.m. The museum will present a talk on Revelstoke during the war, and will also close out their First World War exhibit. There is no charge for the event.

Revelstoke gathered at the Revelstoke Cenotaph for Remembrance Day Ceremonies on Nov. 11. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

For more on the museum event, Check the Revelstoke Mountaineer calendar here:

Remembrance Day Talk

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