With veterans, cadets and current servicemen and women standing guard at cenotaphs across Canada in honor of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, killed October 22 guarding the Canadian National War Memorial, and the country still coming to terms with both his death and that of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, killed on home soil just two days earlier, it seems fitting that the Canadian Embassy will be hosting this year’s Remembrance Day service at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Hodogaya, Yokohama.
Representatives from other Commonwealth countries will also be in attendance, and the general public—Commonwealth citizen or otherwise—are invited to attend.
Poppies can be purchased the day of the ceremony at the cemetery itself, or at a number of other locations in Tokyo and Yokohama in the days leading up to Remembrance Day. The service will begin at 10:30am on Sunday, November 9.
Directions to the cemetery can be found here.