Lisa Kearns (Ward 2 Councillor) joined Robin downtown today at the cenotaph. This year there will not be a parade or official gathering to mark remembrance day of course due to the pandemic. Recently Lisa was talking to the Burlington Legion Branch #60 and asking how we can all help them out. The Legion offers a very affordable Friday night Fish Fry which you can call and order for pick up. They are all volunteers at the Legion and they do a fantastic job with this. The Fish Fry helps them out greatly so please participate and order fish n chips for the whole family – you can eat there or take out although seating at the Legion is limited to 50 people per Covid protocols. Take away is encouraged.
The 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony is going virtual and will be live streamed at burlingtonlegion.com, beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 11. Please do not go to the Burlington Cenotaph. Due to COVID-19 concerns and precautions, including limiting gathering sizes and physical distancing, the Royal Canadian Legion and veterans are asking residents to stay home and stream the ceremony online. Only those directly involved in delivering the ceremony will be at the Cenotaph. To view the live streaming, go to burlingtonlegion.com at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The ceremony will also be available for viewing afterwards. The 35-minute ceremony will include a colour guard, two minutes of silence, music performed by members of the Burlington Teen Tour Band and Flanders Fields.
Another way you can observe remembrance day is to print off one of the poppy posters from https://www.lisakearnsward2.com/blog/2020/10/30/we-remember-display-a-poppy to show your support and thanks. The Burlington Food Bank knows what its like when you aren’t able to afford to eat properly. Many of us have aunts and uncles that served our county and are very proud of them. Please print off a poppy and display it in your home or office window.