​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Brampton and Royal Canadian Legion acknowledge and thank all veterans and individuals, particularly those with a connection to the City, for serving to protect our freedoms.​​​

2024 Parade and Service event details will be available early Fall 2024.

Veteran Videos

In 2017, the City worked with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 to create the following videos in recognition of local veterans from WWII, and up to and including those who served in NATO deployments and Afghanistan. The main Lest we Forget video is broadcast several times a day each year, from the last week in October to November 11th each year. In its first year, it produced over 64,000 views.​​

 Lest We Forget Video

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Veterans Banner Program

The City of Brampton expanded its “Brampton Remembers” program in recent years to include the Veterans Banner Program wherein the street lampposts of downtown Brampton are adorned with banners containing the pictures and names of Veterans of Brampton from WWI to the present day, with some still activ​ely serving in Canada’s Military. The banners are installed in October and remain in place until November 11 each year. 10 new banners are added annually.

These are some examples of the banners that ​will be hanging high on Main Street North and South and Queen Street East and West in Dow​ntown Brampton, as a tribute to Veterans who have a connection to Brampton.

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph V. Abando, CDChief Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph V. Abando, CD
Corporal Mike AbelCorporal Mike Abel
Sergeant Stan AdamsSergeant Stan Adams
Private William “Bill” AdamsPrivate William “Bill” Adams
Private Albert William AdcockPrivate Albert William Adcock
Colonel (HON) William A. Adcock, OMM, CDColonel (HON) William A. Adcock, OMM, CD
William Albert AdcockWilliam Albert Adcock
Hon. Captain Khurshid AhmadHon. Captain Khurshid Ahmad
Major Sarabjot Singh AnandMajor Sarabjot Singh Anand
Lance Corporal Elmore ArchdekinLance Corporal Elmore Archdekin
Sergeant Chris Banks, CDSergeant Chris Banks, CD
Lance Corporal Robert BeanLance Corporal Robert Bean
Private Connor BeckPrivate Connor Beck
Sergeant Bill BettridgeSergeant Bill Bettridge
Major Greg Betts, CDMajor Greg Betts, CD
Air Commodore Surjeet Singh BhattiAir Commodore Surjeet Singh Bhatti
Lieutenant Hugh R & WLA Catherine BirksLieutenant Hugh R & WLA Catherine Birks
Private Fred BlackPrivate Fred Black
Sergeant Martin Boreczek, CDSergeant Martin Boreczek, CD
Warrant Officer Seneca Brett, CDWarrant Officer Seneca Brett, CD
Sergeant Christopher BrownSergeant Christopher Brown
Captain Wally Bryan, CDCaptain Wally Bryan, CD
Pilot Officer Bill BurrellPilot Officer Bill Burrell
Corporal George BurrowsCorporal George Burrows
Flight Sergeant Robert BurtFlight Sergeant Robert Burt
Regimental Sergeant Major (CWO) E.A. ChingRegimental Sergeant Major (CWO) E.A. Ching
Colonel F.E. Ching, CDColonel F.E. Ching, CD
CPO2 George Allan Ching, CDCPO2 George Allan Ching, CD
George E. ChingGeorge E. Ching
Regimental Sergeant Major Matthew Colbeck, CDRegimental Sergeant Major Matthew Colbeck, CD

​History of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11:00 am – on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause during a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.

2021 marked the 100th Anniversary of the adoption of the "Poppy" as the symbol of Remembrance in Canada. Taken from the famous Canadian Poem “In Flanders Fields” written by LCol John MacRae in WWI, it has since become THE International symbol for Remembrance with every nation in the British Commonwealth utilizing it.​​

100th Anniversary of Remembrance Day in Brampton

On November 11, 1920 the 1st Remembrance Day was held in Brampton. November 11, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1st service (then called Armistice Day). The services were held at the Brampton Armouries on Chapel Street with several, if not all, the churches also commemorating the date either on the 11th or the Sunday closest to the day. Then the Cenotaph was built and unveiled by the Governor General on July 4 1928. With the establishment of the Cenotaph on Memorial Square (which is adjacent to Ken Whillans Square in front of City Hall) a place was created where the entire community could assemble as a whole, to mark this important date and honour the Fallen. In subsequent years, the service of Bramptonians in WWII, Korea, Afghanistan, and the War of 1812 were added to the Cenotaph.​

 National Monument: Brampton Cenotaph in Memorial Square

 National Monument: The Korean Wall of Remembrance

 Other Brampton Monuments: The Veteran’s Statue

 Other Brampton Monuments: The Lorne Scots Monument

 Other Brampton Monuments: Great War Veterans Association Memorial

 Other Brampton Monuments: Brampton Cemetery Memorials

 Other Brampton Monuments: Chinguacousy Park Memorial

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