Calgary Remembers: Remembrance Day ceremony at the Field of Crosses

Hundreds of Calgarians laid poppies on small wooden crosses in the Field of Crosses on Monday, to honour those who lost their lives fighting for Canadian freedom.

Poems and prayers were recited for the crowd, wreaths were laid and the Cantare Children’s Choir led the attendees in songs of remembrance and appreciation. (more…)

Field of Crosses lit by 3,000 candles on eve of Nov. 11

The Field of Crosses alongside Memorial Drive was lit up Sunday night by more than 3,000 candles in honour of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers.

“There’s five acres of crosses here and each one of them was a real human being who got on a train, probably at the Palliser station in downtown Calgary, went to war, and didn’t get to come home,” said Thomas Leppard, executive director of the Field of Crosses Society. (more…)