The Remembrance Day Ceremony has been an important part of the Remembrance process since 1931. Every year, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, ceremonies are held across the country and around the world to honor those who have died in battle.
In Bagotville, hundreds of military and dignitaries will also mark Remembrance Day at various ceremonies. Three events will take place at the same time in Bagotville, Alma and Jonquière. According to information provided to Le Vortex newspaper, the ceremony to be held at Hangar 7 may well be the last one of this magnitude to take place at the base since the commander of 3 Wing and CFB Bagotville, Colonel William Radiff wants to bring the event closer to the people and make it a more public activity. The 2018 ceremony should take place somewhere in the city of Saguenay. Colonel Radiff also believes that Remembrance Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to all those who serve others, be they military, police or firefighters. The ceremony this year will honor veterans of the Second World War, Jean Cauchy and Adrien Boivin, as well as host Ms. Christine Peeters, the mother of police officer Thierry Leroux, who died in service in February 2016. The Remembrance Day Ceremony is the event that brings together the most military members in the Bagotville community. More than 800 soldiers and about 400 guests will gather at 10 am in Hangar 7 on Saturday, November 11th.