The Canadian War Museum invites all Canadians to participate in one of the most moving Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada. On November 11 at exactly 11 a.m. EST, sunlight shines through a single window to illuminate the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier. For the first time ever, this event will be webcast on the War Museum website, allowing Canadians to experience it from anywhere in the country.
Anyone wishing to see the event should visit the Remember web page starting at 10:45 a.m. EST. The illumination will also be webcast on screens within the Museum. A limited number of tickets for access to Memorial Hall itself will be made available to Museum visitors starting at 9 a.m. on November 11.
This event is just one of many taking place at the Canadian War Museum throughout the month of November to mark Remembrance Day. Other programs include:
Play: The Need for Remembrance
November 9 at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
November 10 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Barney Danson Theatre
Broadcast of the official Remembrance Day ceremony from the National War Memorial
November 11 at 11 a.m., LeBreton Gallery
Silver Cross lecture
November 11 at 3 p.m., Barney Danson Theatre
Film: The Van Doos in Afghanistan
November 11 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Barney Danson Theatre
Two showings of a documentary by Claude Guilmain, produced by the National Film Board of Canada
Performances by Choirs
November 11, 12:30 to 2 p.m., LeBreton Gallery
Portraits of Honour Display
November 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., North Entrance of the Museum, outside
Lecture: “Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front”
November 13 at 2 p.m., Barney Danson Theatre