This year, Vancouverites from many backgrounds will again gather for Let Peace Be Their Memorial, a special Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate refugees and other civilian victims of war, groups that aren't normally included in traditional ceremonies.
By highlighting the devastating effects of war on civilians and the environment, we challenge governments to consider all of the costs before seeking military solutions to complex human problems. Let Peace be Their Memorial expands the focus of Remembrance Day to reflect the diversity of Canadian perspectives on war and remembrance, and to acknowledge the war experiences of immigrant Canadians. In so doing, we hope to keep it an inclusive and relevant occasion for all Vancouverites.
This free, public, city-sanctioned event takes place from 2:30 to 4pm at the Seaforth Peace Park (Burrard St. and First Ave.) on Saturday, November 11, and will feature peace songs, brief presentations, poetry, and the wreath-laying ceremony.
Co-hosted by Vancouver Peace Poppies, BC Humanist Association, and the Multifaiith Action Society of BC. For poppies, or for more information, contact the Vancouver Peace Poppies at 604-437-4453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.