Bells of Peace to ring out at 4:30 p.m.

The Glengarry News - - Front Page -

Bells of Peace will ring out at 4:30 p.m. Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 to mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the Ar­mistice that ended World War I.

At last re­port, nine area churches had agreed to par­tic­i­pate in the na­tion­wide pro­gram, says or­ga­nizer Mar­ius Bauer, who is in charge of Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies and pub­lic re­la­tions at the Alexan­dria branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion.

Among the places of wor­ship where bells will toll are Church on the Hill, Église Sacré Coeur, St. Fin­nan’s, in Alexan­dria, St. Columba Pres­by­te­rian, in Kirk Hill, St-Martinde-Tours in Glen Robert­son, St. James, St. Michael and All An­gels and the United Church in Maxville, Zion United in Ap­ple Hill, St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian, Lan­caster, and St. Cather­ine of Si­enna Church in Green­field.

The bells will peal 100 times, em­u­lat­ing the mo­ment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.

Le­gion branches and com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try will host com­mem­o­ra­tive cer­e­monies and spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties to help Canada re­mem­ber. At dusk on Re­mem­brance Day, 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.

Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies

Area res­i­dents will have am­ple op­por­tu­nity to hon­our the war dead at Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies this week­end. Wreath-lay­ing cer­e­monies will be held Novem­ber 9 at 11 a.m. in St-Isi­dore, Novem­ber 10 at 11 a.m. in Wil­liamstown, at 11 a.m. in Maxville and at 2 p.m. in Lan­caster. Sun­day, Novem­ber 11, cer­e­monies will take place at 11 a.m. in Alexan­dria and 11 a.m. in Dalkeith.

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