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Sunday November 9, 2014, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery map & directions

Celebrating our 7th Year!

The historic Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony which takes place every year at a location of unique military significance in Canada. The grave site of Pvt. Buckam Singh, the only military grave in Canada of a Sikh soldier from the World Wars.

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.


Watch the Prime Minister speak about Pvt. Buckam Singh and his legacy as it relates to Canadian values as well as mention the Remembrance Ceremony.

 

 

Private Buckam Singh appears on this years Government of Canada Asian Heritage Month poster.

View the poster (pdf)

 

Previous Years Ceremony

The 6th Annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony took place on Sunday November 10, 2013.

View Photos of the 2013 Ceremony

Punjabi news report

 

102 Year Old WWII Veteran Inspires Remembrance Crowd (sikhchic)

Two Heroes Remembered (sikhchic)

Sikh community honours a once-forgotten hero (Record)

Curator of Sikh museum presented diamond jubilee medal (Brampton Guardian)

 

Honour and Sacrifice

Military Heritage
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

 

Download and print the 2014 Ceremony poster (pdf)