Let Peace Be Their Memorial
Start: Monday, November 11, 2019• 2:30 PM
End: Monday, November 11, 2019• 4:00 PM
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
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 November 11, and will feature peace songs, brief presentations, poetry, and the wreath-laying ceremony.