Windsor-Essex residents mark Remembrance Day
WINDSOR - Residents from Windsor and surrounding communities have joined Canadians across the country Monday to remember and honour those who fought, and the many who died, defending our country.
Hundreds gathered at the Windsor service at the cenotaph located at City Hall Square despite the snowy weather.
That was just one of many ceremonies being held in the region Monday morning.
Leamington, Amherstburg, LaSalle, Essex, and Comber all hosted ceremonies on Monday. A full list can be found here.
Remembrance Day is held on Novemeber 11 to commemorate the armistice between the Allies and Germany that ended the First World War. It took effect on November 11th at 11 a.m.
Thousands also attended the ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Gov. Gen. Julie Payette laid wreaths in memory of those who died serving Canada.
With files from the Canadian Press.