November 5, 2019

Service of Remembrance at the Alberta Legislature

Category: News

EDMONTON – “Time and time again our Armed Forces have stood up as advocates of peace and defenders of human rights, freedom and justice,” said the Honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “I encourage all Albertans to take the time to pause and honour the courage and sacrifice of those who have served and who continue to serve our nation with such bravery.”

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Speaker Cooper will host a service of remembrance at 11 a.m. in the Legislature rotunda. The ceremony will recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by those who served with the Canadian Armed Forces and honour those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The service is open to the public and will include participation by members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party, the South Alberta Light Horse, Lord Strathcona’s Horse and the Salvation Army. Wreaths will be laid on behalf of Members of the Legislative Assembly, Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and the youth of Alberta.

The program will include remarks by:

  • Honourable Nathan Cooper, MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
  • Honourable Jason Kenney, MLA, Premier of Alberta
  • Rachel Notley, MLA, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition
  • Byung-won Chung, Consul General of the Republic of Korea
  • Major Margaret McLeod, Salvation Army

The remembrance service will also include performances by the Salvation Army’s Edmonton Temple Band with Pipe Major David Trew and the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus. Legislative Assembly Page Lily Semonis will read the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae.


Media Inquiries:
Shannon Parke, Communications Officer
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Phone: 780.996.6533