Thousands of Calgarians braved bitter cold temperatures to pay their respects at various Remembrance Day ceremonies around the city. Sarah Offin reports from the Field of Crosses.
There was another moment of reflection at the field of crosses Monday morning. A special sunrise ceremony was dedicated to Nichola Goddard, a soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2006. The bitter cold didn’t stop a large crowd from gathering, and standing stoically among the over 3,000 white crosses set up along Memorial Drive. The red [...]
One man’s vision for an empty patch of green space along Memorial Drive N.W. has resulted in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers. Since 2008, a field of approximately 3,100 crosses appears each year in the weeks prior to Remembrance Day in a grassy area just west of Calgary’s Centre Street Bridge. [...]
For as long as he can remember, Murray McCann has faithfully worn his red poppy pin throughout much of November. It wasn’t until a 2008 trip to the southern United States, though, that he realized he could be doing a lot more. Driving through Menlo, Ga., a town of less than 1,000 souls, he spotted [...]