Many Royal Canadian Legions in our region are holding modified services next Wednesday to mark Remembrance Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kapuskasing President Donna Todd says one of the biggest changes for them is the start of the ceremony.

“We will not have a parade and we will just be calling our members into formation on the highway like we normally do, and we will proceed with our ceremony and a few guest speakers,” she said.

Todd says those businesses and organizations which normally lay a wreath during the ceremony will have to do it prior to next Wednesday.

“Put on the cenotaph prior to 9 am on November 11,” she noted. “We will just be doing a few presentations of wreaths including the Legion, the Silver Cross Mother, the Town of Kap, the local MP and the MPPs wreaths.”

A banquet that’s normally held in the evening is also cancelled. Moonbeam won’t be holding a service this year, but one is set for Fauquier this Sunday at 11 am.