The historic Annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony which takes place every year on the last Sunday before Nov. 11 at the grave of Canadian WWI hero Pvt. Buckam Singh.
Buckam Singh's war medal and grave were discovered by SikhMuseum.com after having been forgotten for nearly a century. His war medal is the only known surviving military medal of a Sikh Canadian soldier from World War I. His grave is the only known military grave in Canada of a Sikh soldier from the World Wars.
The 6th Annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony took place on Sunday November 10, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.
Further details of the Ceremony including photos, videos and articles can be found below.
Punjabi news report video
Two Heroes Remembered (sikhchic)
Curator of Sikh museum presented diamond jubilee medal (Brampton Guardian)
Honour and Sacrifice
With a long military tradition Sikhs have always been at the forefront in serving their country. Over 65,000 Sikh soldiers fought in WWI as part of the British Army and over 300,000 Sikhs fought against German and Japanese tyranny in WWII.
Past and Present
We will honour the service of our men and women of the Canadian Forces as well as remember all those who have served and sacrificed for their country in past wars.
Reclaiming a Forgotten Hero
Wounded twice on the battlefields of France in WWI, Canadian soldier Pvt. Buckam Singh was one of only 9 Sikh soldiers allowed to serve with Canadian Forces in WWI. With the discovery of his war medal and military grave the Sikh community has reclaimed a forgotten son and Canada has reclaimed the story of a hero.
CBC The National news report about the ceremony