Remembrance at Cenotaph to be virtual

News 100 blueBy Staff

October 20th, 2020


The city administration along with the Legion has announced that the 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony is going virtual and will be live-streamed at, beginning at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.

Remembrance Day wreaths - dozens at cenotaph

The wreaths will be laid, Taps will be played – we shall remember them in total silence.

Please do not go to the Burlington Cenotaph.

Those at the Cenotaph will be following COVID-19 safety protocol including physical distancing.

To view the live streaming, go to at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The ceremony will also be available for viewing afterward.

The 35-minute ceremony will include a colour guard, two minutes of silence, music performed by some members of the Burlington Teen Tour Band and Flanders Fields.

The sunrise ceremony at the Naval Monument is also not open to the public and will not be live-streamed.

For more information about the virtual ceremony, please visit


Remembrance - crowd

The crowds seen in the past will be absent for 2020


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1 comment to Remembrance at Cenotaph to be virtual

  • Joe Gaetan

    I respect that this must have been a tough decision for both the Legion and city officials, but I do believe we could have come up with something other than a virtual ceremony.
    Let us not forget that during WW1 soldiers fought in close proximity in the trenches and usually in unsanitary conditions. Infectious diseases such as dysentery, cholera and typhoid fever were common and spread rapidly. Constant exposure to wetness caused trench foot, a painful condition in which dead tissue spread across one or both feet, sometimes requiring amputation.
    At some point I will place my poppy at the cenotaph as I have done for many years.