The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will honour Remembrance Day in a very special way.

The Israel Asper Tower will be lit a poppy red from dusk of November 10th until the morning of November 12th.

Maureen Fitzhenry, Spokesperson for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights says, Remembrance Day is a day we want to honour the sacrifice of the veterans who were fighting for the human rights of people in the world.

"The rights for everyone to be free, to be equal, to be treated with dignity and respect. That is what our armed forces are there for, and that aligns perfectly with human rights."

There are only two occasions during the year when the Israel Asper Tower of Hope changes colour. It also turns maple-leaf red on Canada Day, reflecting the CMHR's status as one of our country's six national museums.

"When we first opened we experimented with different colours, we tried green for St. Patrick's Day, but people wondered why we were doing it then. We get a lot of requests for all different colours, for all sorts of reasons. We finally decided to just be fair, and just do it for Remembrance Day and Canada Day.
Free admission will be extended to veterans and active serving members of the Canadian armed forces and their families (up to a total of two adults and four youths) on November 10, 11 and 12.

The Museum will remain closed until 1 p.m. on Remembrance Day to respect the solemn nature of this occasion and encourage the public to attend morning commemorative services.