ONTARIO: The annual Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place at the grave of WWI Canadian hero Pvt. Buckam Singh, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario on Sunday 4 November 2018 from 2.30 to 3.30PM.
The Sikh Remembrance Day Ceremony has become one of the largest annual gathering of Sikh soldiers and veterans in North America and allows people across the world the opportunity to appreciate the service and sacrifices made by heroes from diverse backgrounds.
With a long military tradition Sikhs have always been at the forefront of 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.
Canadian soldier Pvt. Buckam Singh was wounded twice on the battlefields of France in WWI and was one of only nine Sikh soldiers allowed to serve with Canadian Forces in WWI. With the discovery of his war medal and military grave, the Sikh community reclaimed a forgotten son and commemorate his service and sacrifice at the only military grave in Canada of a Sikh soldier from the World Wars.
To learn more about Pvt. Buckam Singh, please visit: http://www.sikhmuseum.com/buckam/