Lest we forget.
This coming Sunday on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Norfolk County will fall silent on Remembrance Day. Across the county, there are several ceremonies taking place but this year marks something different. It’s the 100th anniversary of when the First World War officially came to an end.
To mark this, on top of the regular ceremonies that take place at 11 a.m., towns across Norfolk will be marking this occasions at sunset.
At precisely 4:56 p.m. bells will ring across the county, from the Carillon tower in Simcoe to the Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover, 100 times. In Simcoe, following the bell ringing, music will continue to play as pictures of soldiers who passed away during the first world war are projected on the side of the Carillon Tower.
In Port Dover, there is an extra early event as well at 6 a.m. at the Cenotaph with a four Port Dover pipers marking the exact time the declaration was signed in local time.