One hun­dred Bells will toll on Novem­ber 11

The Peterborough Examiner - - Lest We Forget -

On Novem­ber 11, at the go­ing down of the sun, com­mu­ni­ties across Canada will mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War with the ring­ing of 100 bells. The ring­ing of bells em­u­lates the mo­ment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end. To en­gage youth in this sig­nif­i­cant ini­tia­tive, chil­dren with the help of schools and youth or­ga­ni­za­tions, are en­cour­aged to re­search, lo­cate and place flags on the graves of Cana­dian Vet­er­ans of the Great War. Le­gion Branches and com­mu­ni­ties will host com­mem­o­ra­tive cer­e­monies and spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties to help Canada Re­mem­ber. At sun­set on Novem­ber 11, the bells will ring at Par­lia­ment Hill, city halls, places of wor­ship, mil­i­tary bases, Naval ves­sels and at cer­e­monies across the coun­try to hon­our Canada’s Vet­er­ans and com­mem­o­rate the end of the First World War. When you hear the bells toll on Novem­ber 11, take a mo­ment to pause and re­mem­ber all those who served and sac­ri­ficed.

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