On November 11, 1918 … church bells rang out spontaneously across the country to celebrate the signing of the “Armistice.” After four brutal years … and so many young men and women dead or injured…the First World War was officially over.
One hundred years ago, relief and joy swept our land. On November 11 at sundown in Canmore at 4:59 pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church and Saint Michael’s Anglican Church will commemorate Armistice 100. We will mark the occasion through the Royal Canadian Legion Bells of Peace ceremony.
On November 11, 2018 … our bells will toll 100 times. With each peal, we will remember the close to 66-thousand Canadians and Newfoundlanders at that time, who were killed in the First World War … the 172-thousand wounded … and the countless others who suffered invisible yet painful wounds.
We will also remember the total number of Canadians who served our country during that war – over 650 thousand people.
This Ceremony will be happening at sunset (local time) across Canada, United States, Europe and Worldwide.