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