The Whitehorse Legion is advising that the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Canada Games Centre will be canceled due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
“After a consultation with the [Chief Medical Officer of Health] office and the brand new guidelines that are now in the region, we can’t hold this ceremony regardless of its importance,” stated legion president Joseph Mewett in an email.
“As Veterans, our primary goal has always been to keep the public safe and help when necessary or called upon. In this instance due to the severity of the State of Emergency, the Whitehorse Legion can’t hold this public event and risk exposure of the participants and spectators to COVID,” he stated.
The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on Nov. 11. from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Instead, the legion is asking for community members to take time from their day to remember veterans. “We ask that you take time out of your day on the11th to remember the Veterans who sacrificed a lot for this great country.
All Veterans, their families, and buddies will ever remember in their way. Unfortunately, we can’t get together as a community on this Remembrance Day but please reach out to your comrades, buddies, and family that can have a difficult time on this day. It is important that we look out for each other and try to keep each other secure and healthy,” Mewett stated.
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