On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of this 2011 year, be sure to take a silent moment and reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by members of the armed forces of Canada since World War One. Canada has held a sombre celebration at this time and date since 1919 in honour of the signing of the Armistice to end the First Great War. Every year, Remembrance Day increases in importance to the education and understanding as to what previous generations of great Canadians endured to ensure our way of life and freedom. While Canada has not mobilised for a total war in over 65 years, soldiers of numerous conflicts and missions must also be honoured. Victoria has a strong naval history that is still a major component of the city to this day. We are lucky to also be a provincial capital city, where the Remembrance Day traditions get strong government backing. This Friday, November 11, 2011 please join one of the many events to around the Greater Victoria Area and pay tribute to our national heroes.   Here are a few of the Remembrance Day celebrations happening in the Greater Victoria area:   The Royal BC Museum’s Remembrance Week Where: The Royal BC Museum (RBCM) When: November 7 to November 11, 2011. Click here for daily activity details What: RBCM has partnered with Veteran Affairs Canada to present five days of free talks, activities and displays that honour those who have and those who are serving our country   Downtown Victoria/Inner Harbour Remembrance Day Ceremonies Where: BC Legislative Building When: November 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. What: Wreath-laying performed by special dignitaries and a luncheon event open to all members of the public   District of Saanich Remembrance Day Event Where: Saanich Municipal Hall Cenotaph When: November 11, 2011, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Royal Roads University Remembrance Day Services Where: Royal Roads University’s Italian Garden When: November 11, 2011, 10:40 a.m.   Sidney Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony Where: Mary Winspear Centre and Town Hall When: November 11, 2011, 10:15 a.m. parade start and 10:45 ceremony start What: The Remembrance Day Parade begins at the Mary Winspear Centre and proceeds to the Town Hall for the wreath laying and ceremonies   Sooke Remembrance Day Ceremonies Where: Sooke Canadian Legion Branch 54 and Evergreen Centre When: November 11, 2011, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. breakfast and candlelight ceremony, 10:35 a.m. parade and ceremonies What: Remembrance Day ceremonies in Sooke begin with a candlelight ceremony and breakfast at the legion, followed by a parade from Evergreen Centre to the Sooke Canadian Legion Branch   Remembrance Day Ceremony at Memorial Park Esquimalt Where: Memorial Park When: November 11, 2011, 11 a.m.