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A Day of Remembrance

Posted On: 17.11.09
Every year on November 11th, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict, and peace-keeping. 

Village at Griesbach has been created on land that was formerly a respected Canadian military base and Canada Lands Company, the community developer, has made it part of their master plan to recognize and honor legacy of this place.



In 2015, Village at Griesbach paid tribute to Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, author of the world-famous remembrance poem “In Flanders Fields”, on the 100th Anniversary of its authoring by creating Flanders Field Park in the neighborhood's northwest corner.

The park boasts real poppies in its perfectly articulated beds that rise from the ground in an orientation symbolizing the trench warfare of World War I. It is a moving tribute that includes historical displays of important battles and heroes that altered the war effort, the tremendous sacrifice of Canadians and a bronzed plaque of the immortal prose. If you only go one place this Remembrance Day, make sure it’s to Flanders Field Park in Village At Griesbach.

THE POPPY

Each year beginning on the last Friday of October until November 11th, the Royal Canadian Legion provides poppies to the public as a symbol of Remembrance Day. By wearing a poppy, we support our countrymen who have lost their lives in battle and show our continued support for Canada’s Armed Forces. Canadians wear the poppy on their left side, closest to their heart.

This Remembrance Day, please wear a poppy.



GRIESBACH REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY

Join us for a Remembrance Day ceremony at Patricia Park, Saturday, November 11, 10:30 am hosted by the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

Gault Blvd and Griesbach Parade will be closed to traffic and parking to accommodate a regimental parade featuring active PPCLI members based out of the Edmonton Garrison in Namao. The ceremony includes a reading of In Flander’s Fields, a prayer to the fallen and a moment of silence at 11:00 am.

All members of the public are welcome.