WATCH: Remembrance Day 2020: BC Remembers Special

WATCH: Global News presents BC Remembers, a broadcast of the 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony, taking place at the Cenotaph in Downtown Vancouver.

A Remembrance Day ceremony was held in Downtown Vancouver on Wedensday, although it looked different than events of years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials asked residents to “remember in place” at home and watch the public service online.

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Victory Square, where hundreds usually gather each year to remember those who fought for Canada, was closed to the public, with only a small number of dignitaries and veterans in attendance.

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After two minutes of silence, there was a laying of wreaths. Everyone who took part wore masks.

Read more: No in-person Remembrance Day services in Hamilton this year due to COVID-19

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— With files from Catherine Urquhart

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