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The 77th Anniversary of the end of war in the Pacific
(From Ian Englehart and Brian Tang)
The Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association will be hosting a commemorative ceremony on August 13, 2022 at 11:00 am, to honour the Veterans of the Defence of Hong Kong and to mark the 77th year of Victory over Japan at the end of the Second World War.
The ceremony will be held at the Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Wall located at the corner of Sussex Dr. and King Edward Ave, Ottawa. Free parking is available at the National Research Council of Canada parking lot across the street. If you would like to lay a family wreath, please let Ian Englehart (ph: 343 984-6672) know and provide the name of the veteran that you are laying a wreath for, as well as your name, so we can announce it during the family wreath laying portion of the ceremony.
After the ceremony, we will be going to the Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin Street, Grill 41 for lunch. Hopefully you can join us. If you plan on joining, let Ian know by Monday, August 8th, 2022 to confirm your attendance for lunch. The closest underground parking is at Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Ave. W. Weekends: 6 am to 6 pm: $1.00 per hour/$2.00 max. There is also underground parking 3 blocks away at the World Exchange Plaza, 45 O’Conner Street, free on weekends.
All attendees are requested to observe all applicable COVID-19 health and safety regulations that are in place at the time of the ceremony.
The ceremony will be livestreamed on Facebook at 11:00am ET on Saturday, August 13. The link is: https://fb.me/e/1G3VAibzF .
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