The City of Brampton is doing a few different things to commemorate and remember those who served in war, and one of those things is offering veterans free Brampton Transit rides on Remembrance Day.
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Brampton Transit will provide complimentary bus rides to veterans. Veterans should wear items such as uniforms, berets, blazers, medals or carry items that identify them as veterans to transit operators.
A veteran can also be identified by having a Brampton Transit “War Veteran Pass”.
Transit stores will be open and Brampton Transit will run on a regular service schedule for Saturday.
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There will be some road closures in Brampton on Saturday morning which you can find here.
For those Bramptonians who are looking for Remembrance Day events this weekend, Brampton will indeed have a parade and services.
Wondering where to go?
Well, the parade will depart from the Rose Theatre at 10:30 a.m., but residents are asked to arrive by 10 a.m. Post-parade, there will be a reception at Branch 15 of the Royal Canadian Legion at 80 Mary Street.
There will also be a service at Branch 609, 1133 Queen Street East with a reception in the club room. Those events begin at 10:45 a.m. at the monument in front of the Branch.
All of these events are free and you can find further details here.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Remembrance Day banners the City has hung along Main Street. There are over 30 banners along Main north and south in downtown Brampton as a tribute to veterans who have a connection with Brampton, including leading aircraftman Lloyd Ewles, warrant officer William Wells, and Major John Wylie, CD.
It’s should be a beautiful service, and a necessary reminder of those men and women who made sacrifices during the war.
If you haven’t already, you should watch the video made by the City and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branches 15 and 609 in advance of Remembrance Day, highlighting war veterans in our community. It is extremely impactful.