Remembrance Day Bells of Peace Service
Sunday November 11th 2018
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Georgetown, On the corner of James Street and Charles Street
There are a number of Remembrance Day services and events happening in the Town of Halton Hills this weekend. Residents are invited to pay tribute to the past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces by joining us at the once in a lifetime, special Bells of Peace Service that takes place at sunset on November 11th. Members of the community are welcome to meet at the Georgetown Cenotaph by 4:30 pm.
November 11, 2018 will mark the monumental gathering in France and Belgium on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War, the final events which will bring to a close four years of Remembrance and reflection – a centenary that will also no doubt include various events and ceremonies that will take place across Canada.
The Royal Canadian Legion will assist in commemorating this historical 100th centenary, through the introduction of a Bells of Peace Initiative to honour through Remembrance, the Armistice of 1918.
The general concept derives from the use of bells as a celebratory announcement that the war had ended. This was common at the end of both WW1 and WW11. The Legion’s intent is to have every bell in every community across Canada ring in unison or independently (within each community) 100 times at sunset on November 11th, 2018 to signify the 100th anniversary of the WW1 Armistice.