If you are in the area – and even if you are not – go and visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014.
For those of you who are unaware, November 11 is the annual observance in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty.
For us Canadians, our own Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian physician, penned the epic lines of remembrance and war in his poem “In Flanders Fields“, written during WWI.
At the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, it will honor those who served Canada with a special Remembrance Day Service from 10:30 am to 12 noon, Tuesday November 11, 2014. This service will take place in the museum with the Avro Lancaster as a backdrop and will be broadcast live by CHCH Television.
This Remembrance Day ceremony will also recognize the valiant men and women of today’s Canadian Forces who build upon the honored, sacred legacy of our fallen heroes.
The service will be conducted by Captain the Reverend Canon Kristine Swire.
This year’s main speaker will be David G. Rohrer, museum president and chief executive officer, who will be honoring those Canadians who fought for peace, freedom and democracy through their service in Bomber Command.
As well, the event hopes to have an entire veteran Lancaster crew for the occasion.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum offers seating for several hundred visitors with limited standing room, so it is best to arrive early.
Parking and admission are free but donations to the museum are greatly appreciated.
Weather permitting, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s DC-3 Dakota will perform a flypast for the service.
Location of the event:
9280 Airport Road
Mount Hope, Ontario, L0R 1W0
right at Hamilton International Airport.
For more information, visit www.warplane.com.
(Special thanks to Al Mickeloff of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for his due diligence.)