2018 Remembrance Day Commemorations

November 10 to 11, 2018

The Governor General, who is also the commander-in-chief of Canada, commemorated Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War at events in both Canada and Belgium.

November 10

The Governor General attended ceremonies in Mons and Le Roeulx, Belgium, to pay homage to our country’s efforts in the liberation of Europe during the Great War. Throughout the events in Belgium, Her Excellency joined a delegation of 50 veterans, young Canadians and the 2017 National Silver Cross Mother, Ms. Diana Abel.

November 11

Her Excellency took part in the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, in Ottawa. She also hosted a luncheon at Rideau Hall to pay tribute to the 2018 National Silver Cross Mother, Ms. Anita Cenerini, who lost her son, Private Thomas Welch, on May 8, 2004.