We are The Guardians of Remembrance


The Royal Canadian Legion and its branches are the Guardians of Remembrance

Branch 480 Remembrance Day service
Our traditional Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at the Westboro Cenotaph. Whenever possible, we conduct services for local shut-ins and as well as a service at the Carlingwood Mall at 11 a.m.

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, please join your fellow Canadians and pause for two minutes of silence to honour and remember our Fallen.

A wreath to commemorate a loved oneís memory
Wreaths, in a variety of sizes (8-24 inches) can be purchased at the branch at prices ranging from $35 to $150. Standard ("Lest we Forget") and personalized ribbons (10 and $20 respectively) are available for most sizes. For more information, email rcl480@rogers.com or call 613-725-2778 OR 613-725-3475.

Legion lawn signs
You can pick up your lawn sign at the branch upstairs bar, 391 Richmond Rd., between noon and 6 p.m. any Wednesday through Sunday. To confirm sign availability, call 613-725-2778.

Westboro Cenotaph
This memorial, erected by the Westboro War Memorial Association, was dedicated on June 8, 1985 to honour the fallen members of Westboro and surrounding areas. Itís located near Byron Avenue between Golden and Broadview avenues.

Remembrance Day
Every year, leading up and on Nov. 11, Canadians show their gratitude to and respect for those who sacrificed so much as they so bravely fought for their country. We wear poppies produced and distributed by the Royal Canadian Legion, and we honour the fallen at a Remembrance Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. We also gather for smaller but very moving ceremonies organized by Legion branches in thousands of neighbourhoods.

Books of Remembrance
These seven books, with the names of Canadians who fought in wars and died either during or after them, lie in the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. If you want to obtain a copy of a page, you can order online.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.