Remembrance Day events include planting of 2,000 Liberation75 tulips

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It’s the time of year for remembering, and the City of Barrie will be holding three events this year in honour of Remembrance Day.
The first, taking place on Nov. 10, is in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands. The Canadian Tulip Festival, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Capital Commission are honouring this anniversary with the planting of the Liberation75 Tulip. The goal is to cover Canada in 1.1 million Liberation75 Tulips in honour of the 1.1 million Canadians who served during the Second World War.
Barrie has invited local Royal Canadian Legion members to take part in helping to plant some of the 2,000 bright orange Liberation75 tulip bulbs at the following event:
Event: Liberation75 Commemorative Planting 
Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Square & Meridian Place, downtown Barrie.
On the evening of Sunday, Nov. 10, the Remembrance Day Vigil will be observed starting at 7 p.m. at Memorial Square. From 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 to 7 a.m. on Nov. 11, five cadets in rotating shifts will stand vigil at the Cenotaph in Memorial Square.
On Remembrance Day, the Legion and the City will hold their annual Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony:
Event: Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony 
Date/Time: Monday, Nov. 11, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Parade runs on Dunlop St. E. from Mulcaster Street to the Cenotaph at Memorial Square for the ceremony, moment of silence and laying of wreaths.
Remembrance Day flags
The City has worked with Heritage Barrie, the Grey & Simcoe Foresters Regimental Museum, the Legion and the Simcoe County Archives to design a series of flags to commemorate 33 local area soldiers who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during various conflicts. The flags are on display throughout downtown Barrie until Nov. 15.
• Free Transit for Veterans
Veterans ride Barrie Transit free of charge, with one companion, all day on Remembrance Day. Simply show Barrie Transit operators anything that proves you’re a veteran. For more information, visit the City’s website.

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