Civic Service of Remembrance

Start Date:
End Date:
9:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Cross of Sacrifice Cenotaph

The Civic Service of Remembrance will take place at the Cross of Sacrifice, King Street at the base of George St. (beside Murney Tower). View a map of the park.

View the news release for the event.


  • 9:15 a.m. Community wreath-laying ceremony
  • 10:15 a.m.  Military/veterans groups wreath-laying ceremony
  • 10:45 a.m.  Civic Service of Remembrance (lasts about 40 minutes)

Order of service

  • Parade marches on
  • O Canada
  • Invocation
  • The Last Post 
  • Two minutes of silence
  • Rouse 
  • Lament 
  • Wreath-laying (with local dignitaries)
  • Recitation of In Flanders Fields
  • Benediction
  • God Save the Queen
  • Parade marches off

Notes for spectators:

  • Ceremony will take place rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • The general public is invited to attend any or all of the above-mentioned ceremonies. School groups are also welcome to attend.
  • There will be an American Sign Language Interpreter on-site for the Civic Service only.
  • Spectators generally stand for the service, however, some accessible seating is available at the Cenotaph, on a first-come, first-served basis.  


Additional accessible parking spaces have been made available in the vicinity for the Remembrance Day ceremony. Please arrive early to park. Here is a listing of available spaces:

  • Barrie St – 2
  • City Park (at Stuart St entrance) – 2
  • King St. (at Emily St.) – 2
  • Richardson Beach Lot – 2
  • Waterfront Lot – 2

Wreath Orders:

To order a wreath for the community or military / veteran wreath laying ceremonies please contact Merrill Gooderham, Poppy Chair, Royal Canadian Legion at 613-544-5522.

Other local ceremonies

  • RCHA Remembrance Day Service: at 10:45 a.m. (same time as the Civic Service) in the southeast corner of City Park, at the intersection of King and Barrie streets opposite to the Murney Tower. 
  • Princess of Wales Own Regiment’s Service: Following the Civic Service, Regiment marches to the PWOR Monument in City Park (at King and Sydenham streets).
  • HMCS Cataraqui/Naval Service: At noon. Following the Civic Service, Regiment marches to the Naval monument in Navy Memorial Park (on Ontario Street between Lower Union and Gore St.)
  • Royal Canadian Legion Service: At 12:30 p.m. at Branch 560 at 734 Montreal St.

There are many other ceremonies being held in Kingston on November 11.  Contact your Veterans’ organization or local Legion directly for more information.

Civic Service of Remembrance