Lest We Forget.

This is often the phrase we use this time of year as we remember those who sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy what we have today here in Prince George.

The annual Remembrance Day Ceremony is on tap for Sunday downtown.

Soldiers attending Remembrance Day Ceremony in PG | My Prince George Now

The route map for the parade portion has changed due to the ongoing construction downtown.

“We’re going to have a Cenotaph that the city has made for us and is going to be in the middle of the seventh avenue by the pool area and we will march off the same as usual from the Civic Centre and then we will go down seventh avenue and we will surround the Cenotaph and do our service there,” said John Scott, Royal Canadian Legion Service Officer.

This is often considered as one of the more important celebrations the city hosts each and every year.

Scott adds the 2018 version holds a little more significance.

“This is such an important happening in the lives of Canadians as Vimy Ridge is often known as the birth of Canada and that led up to the eventual signing of the Armistice, it’s very important this year.”

“Because of that, we are also having the bells of peace and will be rung at sundown to mark that. One bell will ring every five seconds 100 times and there will be bells all over the city which is nine minutes in length.”

The parade will begin at the Civic Centre at 10:45 AM while the service begins at 9 AM.

Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to come early.