To honour the sacrifice and contributions made by veterans and current service personnel in both the United States and Canada the falls on Wednesday, November 11th (known as Remembrance Day in Canada and Armistice Day in the United States) will be illuminated in red. At the top of each hour the lights are being illuminated that evening the red will be shown for 15 minutes as a symbol of remembrance and to honour all who have served, and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Established in 1925, The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls, New York, the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ontario Power Generation, The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and historic Preservation, and the Niagara Parks Commission. These are also the organizations that fund the illumination of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls each evening year-round.