Edmundston City Hall commemorates Remembrance Day
EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick —White crosses displayed in front of Edmundston City Hall on Tuesday commemorate Remembrance Day, which is celebrated in Canada on Nov. 11.
In Canada, Great Britain and other countries in the Commonwealth of Nations, the date marks the end of World War I in 1918. Many people are seen wearing red poppy flowers in the days and weeks leading up to Remembrance Day, symbolizing the memory of those who died in the conflict. That tradition came about following the publication of the poem, “In Flanders Fields” (1915) by Canadian doctor and veteran John McCrae. In Edmundston, the Royal Canadian Legion post oversees Nov. 11 ceremonies during which wreaths are placed on the crosses. The official Canadian national ceremonies are held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario.