Remembrance Day ceremonies began in Barrie with Liberation75 tulip bulb planting

Liberation75 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands

About 2,000 Liberation75 tulip bulbs were planted in downtown Barrie today, at Memorial Square and Meridian Place. The City invited the Royal Canadian Legion to assist with the planting to mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Nation-wide, 1.1 million Liberation75 tulip bulbs are being planted to honour the 1.1 million Canadians who served during the Second World War.

The event is being supported by The Canadian Tulip Festival, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Capital Commission.

Barrie’s Remembrance Day ceremonies continue this evening, with the Remembrance Day vigil at Memorial Square. From 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday, five cadets in rotating shifts will stand vigil at the Cenotaph.

On Remembrance Day, the Legion and the City will host their annual Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., from Dunlop Street East at Mulcaster to the Cenotaph for a moment of silence and laying of wreaths.