LaSalle remembers

Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Town of LaSalle hosts a Remembrance Day Ceremony annually on November 11 at 11:00 am at LaSalle Cenotaph Park, 5950 Malden Road. The ceremony honours Veterans who have fallen as well as those who continue to serve Canada today.

For those who prefer to take part in the ceremony from home, the service will also be live streamed on the Town of LaSalle YouTube channel on November 11 at 11:00 am, and will remain on YouTube for viewing at any time.

Remembrance Day 2023

Our Local Veterans

View Our Local Veterans

There is a page on the Town’s website that showcases a number of Veterans from LaSalle and their stories. Residents or families of Veterans of LaSalle, or the former Township of Sandwich West, are encouraged to submit their photos and information to be added to the webpage. Submit a photo and bio to be posted on the Town of LaSalle's website to share with our community. The memory of your sacrifice will not be forgotten. 

LaSalle Cenotaph Park

LaSalle Cenotaph Park

LaSalle Cenotaph Park was constructed in 2014. The original granite Cenotaph now sits atop a new platform with a larger memorial design. The unique design remembers Canada's military personnel, and is a great teaching tool looking at some of Canada's military history.

The map of the world behind the monument feels smooth for water and textured for land. Pins on the map mark the locations where Canada's Armed Forces have been at war or conflict and engaged in peacekeeping missions. Located beside the map is a legend that explains Canada's military presence over the years.  The steel plate at the top is in reference to the harshness of war. 

The most unique feature of the Cenotaph is the slotted top in the steel plate. The slotted top allows for a beam of light that traces the sun's movement across the face of the map that is located behind the monument. The positioning of the memorial is calibrated to the sun. A beam of light will be on central Europe at 11:00 a.m. every November 11, commemorating Remembrance Day in perpetuity.

Cenotaph Wall on November 11 at 11 am showing the light shinning through the hole

Residents or families of Veterans of LaSalle, or the former Township of Sandwich West, are encouraged to submit their names by email to Town Administration for inclusion on the LaSalle Cenotaph wall. Once a year, the Town will have the plaques at the Cenotaph updated to reflect our past and present local Veterans. 

Accessibility

The Town of LaSalle has taken steps to ensure that the event area is as accessible as possible for individuals of all abilities. Some accessible features include accessible parking spaces, accessible pathways leading to the event, and barrier-free washrooms. Click on the accordions below to learn more about each accessible feature available at the event.

Barrier-Free Restrooms

The event provides access to barrier-free restrooms.

Parking

The event has access to accessible parking spaces from which fully paved and level pathways lead to the event.

Service and Support Animals

Service and support animals are welcome at the event and are permitted in all areas the public would normally be allowed to go. Service and support animals should be on a leash and under the control of their owner or handler at all times. Event staff reserve the right to ask for documentation related to service and support animals. 

Wheelchair and Stroller Accessible Grounds

The event grounds are fully paved and level to ensure ease of access for persons with mobility devices and parents with strollers.