Remembrance Day ceremonies are planned for towns and cities large and small across the country on Saturday.

In High River Legion president Linda Reed says the ceremonies actually begin at the Legion on Ninth Avenue.

"The colour party will be marching from the Legion branch at 10:15, they'll be marching to the Highwood Centre, then the service will start at 10:45," she says. "We've got the Highwood symphonic band, they play for us every year, and then we'll have the program and lay the wreaths and then the colour party will leave, go back to the Legion, as soon as the colour party's back we'll be open."

She's urging attendees to be in their seats by 10:30 so once the ceremony starts there won't be interruptions.

Reed says people can leave their poppies on the cenotaph in front of the Highwood Centre or keep them on throughout the day.

"Most of the schools have events either on the Thursday or Friday and we have Legion members who have uniforms to go in and help with the ceremonies and speak to the kids and that's who we want to target, don't forget us old people and don't forget about the wars and let's not repeat that."

There's always a large number of wreaths that are laid at the commemoration on Remembrance Day.

"We always get a lot of participation from the businesses and individuals that may have had a grandfather or father or somebody in the war and we've got to recognize our Afghanistan vets as well."

After the ceremony, everyone is invited back to the Legion.

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