Visit @perleyrideau on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/perleyrideau) to view the outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony that will start about 10:35 and conclude about 11:10.Read about the event here: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/perley-rideau-veterans-planning-to-celebrate-remembrance-day-virtually.
We ask our community to watch the ceremony online and not visit in person, to respect safety protocols at this time.
In the afternoon, we plan to broadcast a concert performed by musician Gertrude “Trudy” Letourneau in honour of the day. Included in the concert will be tributes from several dignitaries. We will also be inviting the public to share videos with message for Canada’s Veterans and sharing those videos online.As mentioned during the meeting, the Foundation has launched a campaign to honour Veterans when they look outside the morning of November 11th. CBC radio will broadcast a story on this initiative tomorrow – October 20th. Details are below. Thank you in advance for sharing this message.Jay Innes Director of Communications
Remembrance Day Tribute
At the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, our roots in caring for the unique cultural and clinical needs of Veterans reach back more than 70 years. This year on Remembrance Day a mass planting of miniature Canadian flags will adorn the lawn in front of the Perley Rideau on November 11, 2020. These flags will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and honour all Canadian Veterans including over 200 Veteran residents who call Perley Rideau home.
Say thank you to the brave men and women who served our country and made sacrifices for our nation by sponsoring a flag in their honour. You can sponsor a flag for $20.00 each
The flags will be planted on the grounds in front of the Rideau Residence and messages provided while giving a donation will be combined for the Veterans. If there is a specific Veteran that you wish to honour, we will do our best to pass the message along to them.
Make your donation today:
By phone: 613-526-7173
Or send a cheque in the mail to:
Perley Rideau Foundation